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Our first winery visit

After 5 hours in the car yesterday, we decided to start the day with a 5 mike walk. We walked across the Mosel River thru the town of Lieser and along a path next to the river. We got very close to some of the many vineyards in the area and wow are they steep.
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We headed back to town to look for someplace for lunch and the first building we come to is a winery tasting room so of course we had to stop in. The wines were very good.
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On the suggestion of the man at the winery, we had lunch at the castle in Lieser. It was built in the mid 1800s and it’s now a hotel. Lunch was delicious and we had this adorable room to ourselves.
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After lunch, we headed to Weingut Max Ferd Richter. The first vineyards were bought in 1643 and the current winery was built in 1880. Our host, Dr. Dirk, is the ninth generation to run the winery and was very knowledgeable about the wine and the history of the region. We learned a lot. His son, Constantin, stopped by to say hi but had to go take care of the harvest. The wines were delicious and gave us a whole new appreciation for German wines.
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Back to our hotel for dinner, it was the only place that had a free table. I got a venison ragout that was good but Teresa’s lamb dish was phenomenal. Early to bed then on to Rüdesheim.
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Posted by Matraciaa 05:04

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