Our final day in Germany saw us take a rather long drive from Freiburg in the south of Germany all the way to the Mosel region in the mid-west of Germany. The drive took longer then expected (hence the short post!) but we did finally make it to the Willi Haag winery in the village of Brauneberg on the Mosel river.
It is one the of the most striking places we have been so far, with winding roads edged by a winding river, all with steep slopes of vines sloping down. It is one of the steepest areas of winemaking in the world, which is why it’s hard to find people to work the vineyards for you sometimes! Markus Haag (Grandson) explained to us that it is so steep that there are times of the year when they have to spray using a helicopter! He has different plots of land all around the village, and they aren’t all together like in other wineries. They have a total of 6 Ha spread out. Hugh Johnson’s wine pocket wine book mentions Willi Haag wines as a rising star in the area and upon tasting his wines, you can see why. At the moment, they are hoping for more sunshine before the harvest begins in the next couple of months!
Thanks for following our blog on our German wine visit for the past few days. Willi Haag’s wines, as well as Carl Ehrhard and Burgerspital wines are available on our website or in our shop if you ever decided to try some for yourself!