Germany is the northernmost winemaking area in Europe with a relatively cold climate, which is a prerequisite for fine, fruity and characteristic white wines with balanced sugar and acidity and a low content of alcohol. The quality of grapes is positively influenced by the fact that the majority of the vineyards are situated along rivers that protect them from disastrous spring night frosts.

Germany is the fourth largest wine producer in Europe and the ninth largest worldwide. It contains 13 primary wine regions, 11 in the west and two in the east. The best German vineyards are located on the steep and sunny slopes along the Rhine and the Mosel rivers.

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Rueff-Röchling - Mosel

The favourable climatic conditions for growing grapes in the Mosel valley were already known to ancient Romans. Wines from this region are famous for their low content of alcohol and specific acidity. There are vineyards in literally every meander of the Mosel, the steep slopes of which produce the noblest Riesling grapes in the whole of Germany. The Mittelmosel sub-region, the most important area and the heart of this wine region, is situated in the central part of the River Mosel. It is home to the Rueff-Röchling family winery.

The history of the winery goes back to 1074. The land had passed through the hands of several owners before it was acquired by the Rueff-Röchling family after the Second World War. In 1974 the winery was taken over by Hubertus Langen from the Rueff-Röchling family, who renovated and modernized it.