The winery

...looks back on an ancient tradition of Mosel wine production. In one of the oldest cultural landscapes in Germany, where the River Mosel approaches the River Rhine, vines have been cultivated in Winningen since Roman times. The Mosel Valley becomes more narrow here and the vineyards seem to rise out of the river. The steep, narrow valley and the low altitude above sea level, provide the "Terrassenmosel" (terraced Mosel) with a higher average temperature than the surrounding area. The terraces with their Mediterranean micro-climate are favourable not only for the Riesling vines; they also offer rare plants and animals an ideal habitat. And everywhere you look the rugged rock formations tell of huge granite Devonian faults, from ash glowing volcanoes to shale sediments of ancient sea beds. In this environment of the unique terraced landscape, ecology and ancient traditions the Fries family winery in Winningen farms vines on 7 hectares which are grown predominantly in steep and terraced vineyards. The main grape variety is the classic Riesling grape (70%). 25% are red wine grapes (which for the wine growing region Mosel is an unusually high percentage) and is mainly Pinot Noir. The remaining 5% is planted with White Burgundy.

Pictures of the winery

Pictures of the winery