Also known as the “queen of white grapes”, Riesling is the most important grape variety along the Moselle. With more than sixty percent of the area under cultivation, this vine is the most important variety in terms of more than just quantity. The juice from its grapes produces elegant, delicately fruity mineral wines. At the same time, Riesling is suitable for all levels of quality and sweetness, be it as a dry mineral quality wine, a light fruity mid-range wine or a sweet ice wine.


The second most important grape variety along the Moselle, Müller-Thurgau, is also known as Rivaner. Its less-pronounced fruit acidity results in mild wines with notes of nutmeg in their bouquet. Often cultivated as a dry or medium-dry wine, Müller-Thurgau with its fruity and herbal aromas is perfect as a fresh summer wine, for instance.

Pinot noir

Known in Germany as Spätburgunder, pinot noir is one of the finest varieties of red wine grapes in the world. Since the late 1980s, its cultivation has steadily increased in the Moselle valley. Whether as a light rosé wine, fruity red wine or more complex wine matured in oak barrels, this variety is impressively versatile.


For a relatively recent new variety, Dornfelder is highly popular. These wines are characterised by an intense, dark red colour and are high in tannins, with a fruity taste.