2000-year-old tradition and modernity – this is not a contradiction in terms. Although viticulture on the Moselle is deeply rooted in the history of the region, it is by no means outdated. This is proven not only by the tremendous quality improvement of the wines, but also by the modern viticulture and wine architecture. So, for example, the Lubentiushof winery in Niederfell (winner of the 2010 wine architecture prize), the Riesling producer Rebenhof in Ürzig, recognised as a quality establishment by the Moselle umbrella brand, and the Michael Trossen winery in Kröv stand for modern and progressive viticulture on the Moselle.
Particularly ambitious wine-making projects in the Moselle region include the Longen-Schlöder WeinKulturgut (winery) in Longuich and the Markus Molitor winery in Bernkastel-Wehlen: in 2013, they were awarded with the wine architecture prize (which itself was being awarded for the third time throughout Germany). The star architect Matteo Thun from Milan designed the vineyard cottage constructed in the vineyards in Longen, which combines winery, restaurant and wine-house. Partners of this project were the architects Stein Hemmes Wirtz from Kasel near Trier and the landscape architect Johannes Cox from Sulzbach in the Saarland. The Markus Molitor winery in Wehlen sparkles as another flagship project on the Middle Moselle. The architect’s office from Cologne, Lukas Baumerwerd, are responsible for the exemplary redevelopment and careful modernisation of the traditional mountain monastery house. Both top accolades show that winemakers in the Moselle region not only produce award-winning wines, but also understand how to present them appropriately. They pick up on the 2000-year-old wine culture and architecture history and further develop this in a dynamic and committed manner.