Size: 8,800 ha

Typical soil: limestone, slate

Riesling proportion: approx. 50%

With respect to Riesling, the Mosel (its complete name is Mosel-Saar-Ruwer) is the most important region along the sharply winding River Mosel. The world’s steepest vineyards can be found here: in some spots the incline can reach a staggering angle of 70 degrees. The mesoclimate is especially favourable for the Riesling variety: despite the cooler climate, the sunshine falls on every cluster on the steep plots; the soil contains prized limestone and the slate element retains the warmth, while the river exerts a moderating effect.  


Fritz Haag

Size: 18.5 ha

Main grape varieties: Riesling


One of the favourites of our friend Frigyes Bott – and our Riesling overview would simply be unimaginable without Fritz Haag. The winery was first mentioned in surviving 1605 sources. Haag is one of the founding members of VDP. Today, the 130,000-bottle annual production is overseen by Oliver and Wilhelm Haag. Made from grapes grown on very steep slopes – in places with an 80 degree gradient – on unique slate soil, harvested by hand.  




Clemens Busch

Size: 16 ha

Typical grape varieties: 99% Riesling, 1% Pinot Noir


Historical sources first mention the winery in 1802. Clemens and Johannes Busch are the owners and winemakers and they have been a member of VDP since 2007. They mainly make dry wines, but in the right vintages – in the case of botrytis occurring – they produce a bit of sweet as well. Around 100,000 bottles are made from the biodynamically cultivated grapes annually, which have a perfectly healthy immune system from the soil. Slate, perianths between the rows of grapes, humus, goats and lots of manual labour.