Wines of the Mosel – with St. Urbans-Hof


Viticulture has been taking place in the Mosel since the Romans brought cultivated grapevines here two millennia ago. It turns out the region’s unique geologic and climatic conditions are perfect for growing great Riesling along the Mosel and its tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer. The cool continental climate, the slate soil, and the steeply-hilled topography all work together to produce beautiful Riesling.

For generations the Weis family has been making wines in Leiwen. Nik Weis’ great-grandfather owned a top parcel within the Laurentiuslay, widely acknowledged as the best vineyard of Leiwen. Nik is the proprietor of the winery today. In the 1990s, he bought more unreconstructed (pre-flurbereinigung) parcels of Piesporter Goldtröpfchen and, in 2001, the Saarfeilser Marienberg. His marriage to Daniela, a native of the Mosel wine village of Mehring, added a parcel from that village’s Blattenberg vineyard.

Join us as we talk with Nik Weis about the region and the history of the Mosel, and of course the Riesling grape.

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