Mosel River Valley

Mosel River Valley Travel Guide

Tasty plates of cured meats and cheeses and an extensive, fairly priced wine selection.

A kiosk, really—no chairs, just an open-air wine-bar-in-the-round, and in its center, a young man and woman pouring wine.

When he’s not working at Selbach-Oster, twentysomething Stefan Jakoby, along with his brother, Peter, run this precocious young winery.

Boutique estate-grown Riesling producer.

Embedded into a wooded hillside, and notable for its Pinot Noir

Steinmetz is another of the valley’s young stars. Though he’s 31 now, he bottled his first vintage at 20. His father had a heart attack while Steinmetz was at viticultural school in Trier, and he assumed complete operation of the winery.

A stone’s throw from Luxembourg; pear brandy and grappa are their other great sips.