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Gemany Wine Tasting

Straw wine. Sauerbraten. Oompah bands. T+L heads to the source to taste Germany’s best wines.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Multiple days

Overview:  You don’t have to be a wine geek to commune with the surroundings here. The vineyards, fragmented as they are, seem less like private ... more »

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Points of Interest

Tasty plates of cured meats and cheeses and an extensive, fairly priced wine selection.

Address:
7 Brückenstrasse
Trier
Germany

Phone:
49-651-170-4924

For the IKEA-and-iPod set.

Address:
52 Hauptstraße
Mülheim
Germany

Phone:
49-6534-947-690

3. Günther Steinmetz

Steinmetz is another of the valley’s young stars. Though he’s 31 now, he bottled his first vintage at 20. His father had a heart attack while Steinmetz was at viticultural school in Trier, and he assumed complete operation of the winery. He made some swift changes: he sold his father’s machines; acquired a new pneumatic press, pump, and crusher... More

4. Weingut Jakoby-Mathy

When he’s not working at Selbach-Oster, twentysomething Stefan Jakoby, along with his brother, Peter, run this precocious young winery.

Address:
4 Königstrasse
Kinheim
Germany

Phone:
49-6532-3819

5. Weingut Markus Molitor

Embedded into a wooded hillside, and notable for its Pinot Noir

Address:
Haus Klosterberg
Bernkastel-Wehlen
Germany

Phone:
49-6532-3939

A stone’s throw from Luxembourg; pear brandy and grappa are their other great sips.

Address:
5 Weinstrasse
Nittel
Germany

Phone:
49-6584-91450

7. Ratsschänke Zeltingen

A cozy tapas bar in what may just be the tallest and most fanciful half-timbered house in the Mosel.

Address:
9 St.-Stephanstrasse
Zeltingen
Germany

Phone:
49-6532-954-273

This sophisticated hotel-restaurant has a deep wine list.

Address:
Hauptstraße 52, Inside Domizil Schiffmann
Mülheim
Germany

Phone:
49-6534-947-690

9. S.A. Prüm Gästehaus

Well-appointed riverside accommodations on the grounds of the S.A. Prüm winery.

Address:
25-26 Uferallee
Wehlen
Germany

Phone:
49-6531-3110

10. Selbach-Oster

Boutique estate-grown Riesling producer.

Address:
23 Uferallee
Zeltingen
Germany

Phone:
49-6532-2081

11. Weinstand

A kiosk, really—no chairs, just an open-air wine-bar-in-the-round, and in its center, a young man and woman pouring wine.

Address:
Market Square
Trier
Germany

Under a heavy timbered ceiling, tables of smartly dressed locals toast important occasions with rounds of schnapps and feast on crisp schnitzel smothered in creamed chanterelles. The sauerbraten—beef braised in vinegar, wine, and super-rich beef stock—can’t find anywhere else. Wash it all down with König Pilsener.

Address:
12 Glockenstrasse
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