Wine connoisseurs are spoilt for choice for wine selection in the Mosel region of Germany, with around 2,000 estates independently bottling and selling their wine and the Moselle wine cooperative producing and exporting the wide variety of wines to the world. With more than 8.800 hectares under vine, many in terraced vineyards, Riesling is the most dominant variety grown in the region. A speciality of the area is Elbling, an ancient variety now only grown along the upper Mosel region.
90% of Moselle wines are white, made up of Riesling, Rivaner, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. The reds that make up the rest of the production of the area are Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, Regent and other rarer varieties.
One of the warmest regions in Germany with warm summers and mild winters, Mosel has long been a centre for winemaking with evidence of Roman cultivation of vineyards. This makes it one of the oldest viticultural regions in Germany.