The Rhine and the Mosel meet up near or at Koblenz. We wanted to give equal time to this river and its lovely vineyards as well. It was a spectacularly beautiful sunny day to drive the course of a river and take in the beauty of earth, light and water. The vineyards are hugging the hills at what to me looks like an almost 90 degree angle and Jeff and I marvel at how people can work these fields. Thankfully they have been for ages and know what they are doing.
We stopped first in Bernkastel-Kues and then Cochem for some tastings and sightseeing. We went to two different wine shops:
Weinhaus Schnitzius and one that belongs to Weingut Walter J. Oster. Both quite good and we had to buy the Reislings we tasted--Jeff likes them on the sweet side but I don't. That will not stop me from helping him drink his of course.
The wines here, Rieslings mostly, that I tasted were light, crisp with the promise of open ended fun in a glass. Wine shops keep bottles for tasting at all times and you can request to taste anything in deciding if and what to buy. It was about 11 in the morning but hey when in a wine shop....
Pics from Bernkastel-Kues and Cochem:
Feeling really goooooooooooooood.........