Spend the afternoon exploring the vineyard-covered hills along the banks of the Moselle River on this wine-tasting tour in Luxembourg. The Moselle Valley is less than an hour away from Luxembourg City and one of the premiere wine-growing regions in the world.
Less sweet than its German counterpart, the dry Luxembourg Riesling is the most popular of the nine grape varieties grown in this region. You’ll get the chance to visit two wineries in the valley, spending between an hour and 90 minutes tasting different types of wine. The region mainly produces dry white wines and sparkling wines, known as Crémant. While pinots are available, they’re most often white pinot gris or pinot blanc.
The Moselle River, a tributary of the Rhine, flows through Germany, Luxembourg and France and its valley has had a continuous tradition of winemaking since ancient Roman times.
Your private driver and guide will meet you at your hotel in Luxembourg. You’ll then drive a little under an hour to the Moselle Valley’s wine region. The German side of the valley, known as the Mosel, is perhaps better known, but the whole area has been a flourishing wine region since the ancient Roman occupation, and is the home of Riesling wines.
You’ll get to visit two wineries in the valley with your driver and guide, where you’ll get the chance to spend an hour to an hour-and-a-half tasting the different types of wine. The region grows nine different grape varieties, Riesling, pinot noir, pinot blanc, pinot gris, Gewürztraminer, Auxerrois, Rivaner, Elbling and chardonnay.
The wineries produce almost exclusively white wines, including Riesling. However, the Luxembourg Riesling is much less sweet than its German counterpart. The temperature of the area allows Luxembourg wines to be produced as a cold-climate version of traditional, dry Alsace wines. You won’t often encounter Luxembourgish wines outside of Luxembourg and Belgium, as most of the wine produced there is consumed in-country.
After your tastings, your driver will bring you back to your hotel in Luxembourg.