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"We will be visiting the Mosel River Valley in early July. Do any of the local wineries offer tours or wine tastings? The Piesporter Spatlese wines are our favorites. Thank you." (posted 06/23/2014)

Around the Mosel, wine-growers offer such tours! Also in Piesport! More opportunities exist in larger places like Bernkastel-Kues,
Answer provided by Andreas & Eveline Eibes & Eibes-Heinz on 06/24/2014
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In Bernkastel-Kues, there are wine tastings offered. Example: http://www.weingut-az.de. Also located in Bernkastel-Kues is the largest wine shop with over 100 of the Moselle wines: www.moselvinothek.de
Answer provided by Andreas Radtke on 06/24/2014
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Here you will find the link that leads you to a well-known Piesporter hotel and winery. You can book a room here, and certainly sample and buy the best Piesporter wines. http://www.weingut-hain.de/hotel.php Regards, Maria Brenzinger Burgblick Apartment in Bernkastel-Kues
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We can recommend the following winery in Piesport: http://www.manfredbreit.de/'s The son, Holger Breit, winemaker, speaks excellent English / American. He has a very nice winery that offers wine tasting and many Piesporter wines. Regards, Nicole Christian Holiday Winery Jostock-Hermes
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"I will be in Piesport on Sunday 8 June around 12:00 Noon traveling by automobile. Where can I sample your wonderful Piesporter Goldtropfchen wine? Are there vineyard tours and tastings? Will retail stores allow tasting? I intend to purchase several bottles to fortify myself as I continue my travels. Thank You or I should say Schönen Dank" (posted 05/07/2014)

I checked the internet and found the optimal result. The following link refers to a winery with a hotel and restaurant in Piesport. The name of the hotel is also ideal: "Piesporter Goldtröpfchen". The name also refers to the famous vineyard in Piesport. Here the tourists can taste and buy great wine. To buy wine in a supermarket is not advisable, since it is bes to buy directly from the producer. In addition, the vacationers can dine for lunch there as well. http://www.weingut-hain.de/hotel.php Friendly Greetings to the USA, Maria Brenzinger
Answer provided by Maria Brenzinger on 05/15/2014
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There are certainly many wine tasting options in Piesport at so-called Straußwirtschaften.There are also tours through the vineyards! For example, there is the amazing Pannoramastr.! To do this, you must go in Piesport from the northern shore of the Mosel up to the mountains, and then return to the mountain "Pietze".Drive right toward Minheim, through the mountains and back to the Moselle! Along the Mosel you can then turn any direction you want! In Bernkastel-Kues we are the owner of 2 apartments and a third will be added soon! Bernkastel-Kues for example, is, due to its medieval center, for me the most beautiful town on the Mosel! You can also contact us 00491729537770 Greetings, Andreas Eibes
Answer provided by Andreas & Eveline Eibes & Eibes-Heinz on 05/15/2014
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Dear guest, Dear guest I know thesis winemaker, to recommand him Because of excellent wines. Feel free to contact him and taste some fantastic wines and sparkeling wines (sparkling wine), rooms are available Winery guest house Kettern-Matheus Carthusian Straße 5 54498 Piesport 0049 6507-2312 Fax: 0049 6507-2367 http://www.kettern- matheus.de It is not possibleness to try wines at shops, but at the Piesport wine store, wine shop is the bigges sitated Bernkastel-Kues, here you can tast about 120 different Moselle wines.
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Piesport Overview

Piesport is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The municipality lies surrounded by vineyards, meadows and woods in the Moselle valley between Bernkastel-Kues (Bernkastel-Kues vacation rentals | Bernkastel-Kues travel guide) and Trier (Trier vacation rentals | Trier travel guide). It is the biggest winegrowing centre in the Mosel wine region. Piesport is found on the river’s right bank where the valley begins to broaden out into country marked by utterly flat riverbank slopes. On the other side of the river, steep slopes lead up to the Eifel.

Piesport belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Neumagen-Dhron (Neumagen-Dhron vacation rentals | Neumagen-Dhron travel guide), whose seat is in the like-named municipality.

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Near Piesport lies the Moselloreley, a similar formation to the Loreley on the Rhine. The craggy massif that rises steeply out of the Moselle allows no transport links downstream, nor is there even any room for a footpath. Nevertheless, here and there on its steep slopes are found vineyards. For a decade in the 1930s, there was mining here. Above the Moselloreley runs a hiking trail.

Piesport is to a considerable extent characterized by winegrowing, and with 413 ha of vineyard area under cultivation is by far the biggest winegrowing centre in the Mosel wine region. Traditionally it is mainly Riesling grapes that are grown here. The municipality is part of the wine area of Bernkastel. The vineyards are part of the winemaking appellation – Großlage – of Michelsberg. A distinction is made among the following ten vineyards:

  • Günterslay
  • Treppchen
  • Falkenberg
  • Goldtröpfchen
  • Domherr
  • Schubertslay
  • Grafenberg
  • Gärtchen
  • Kreuzwingert
  • Hofberger

Theo Haart from the Haart Wine Estate in Piesport was chosen in November 2006 by the magazine Gault Millau as “Winemaker of the Year 2007”.

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More about the History of Piesport

The region around Piesport was settled as early as Roman times by the Romans. “Like an amphitheatre’s rows”, wrote the poet Ausonius, the vineyards framed the place. Between the centres of Alt-Piesport and Ferres, the biggest Roman wine pressing facility north of the Alps was unearthed in 1985, and partly reconstructed. It is the focus of the yearly Römisches Kelterfest (“Roman Wine Press Festival”) held on the second weekend in October. Other Roman finds have led to the conclusion that the village was once an important port. It was dedicated to Bigontius, a local deity, whence the name Porto Pigonto was derived, which eventually mutated into “Piesport”.

In the Middle Ages and early modern times, Piesport belonged to the Electorate of Trier (Trier vacation rentals | Trier travel guide). Beginning in 1794, Piesport lay under French rule. In 1815 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Since 1946, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Today’s municipality was newly formed on 7 June 1969 from the dissolved municipalities of (503 inhabitants) and Niederemmel (1,633 inhabitants)

[ source: wikipedia ]

Piesport is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

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