Tour of Germany – Day 5


In Germany’s Mosel Valley, the Studert family has been cultivating vines here for twelve generations – since 1581. Grape-growing in the famous village of Wehlen historically dates back to 1256. Here, the vineyards are planted on very steeply inclined slopes, facing South and well secluded in the deep-cut Mosel valley. The soil is mostly composed of worn and eroded blue and black slate, which warms up quickly, continuing to provide warmth and moisture on the cool nights. 80% of the vineyards are planted with original ungrafted Riesling root-stock. Since the merger of the estates of Stephan Studert and Peter Prüm (S.A.Prüm-Erben), the estate is now known as “Studert-Prüm, Maximinhof” and managed by the wine-makers Gerhard and Stephan Studert.

Join us as we hear from Gerhardt Studert about the history and viticulture of this fascinating area, and the wonderful Rieslings of the Mosel.

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5 Responses to “Tour of Germany – Day 5”

  1. 1 Mac Jones Aug 22nd, 2007 at 6:56 pm

    I love the shows about German Wines. I dont hear that much about Riesling so it’s always a treat to get to hear about these under appreciated wines.


  2. 2 Michael Krohn Aug 24th, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    I’d LOVE to hear an in-depth discussion of Rieslings. The German ones, to be sure (since there’s so much confusion about them), but also the ones from Alsace, Australia and even upstate New York…..all of which produce wonderful rieslings!

  3. 3 Michael Krohn Aug 25th, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    Actually, a Gruner Veltliner (with crab…Mmmmm!) discussion (and other whites) would be interesting as well. Don’t get me wrong, I love all the pinot noir episodes (my favorite red), but more discussion of whites would be nice as we head into Indian Summer. 🙂

  4. 4 Andy Berwick Sep 13th, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Riesling is arguable the greatest white wine varietal in the world. From dry to sweet, food pairings to aging, this varietal delivers complexity and balance that few white varietals can claim

  5. 5 GrapeRadio Bunch Sep 15th, 2009 at 10:39 am

    As I grow older, I am more drawn to white wines. Riesling, with a little age on them can be FANTASTIC!


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