The Mosel region of Germany is full of history, often ancient, beautiful scenery, pristeen vinyards, and a chance to sample the Reislings that the area is famous for. Photos by Carol Ware Duff
Over 1700 years ago the Roman poet Ausonius wrote about the Mosel. It was 368 AD and Ausonius was on “walkabout” with the Emperor Valintinian. Ausonius was born in Gaul just north of the Pyrenees in the Roman city of Bordeaux. Even then, Bordeaux was known as the center of some of the ancient world’s finest wines. When Ausonius found himself in the Roman capital of Trier, on the Mosel, tutoring the Emperor’s children, he recognized a land much like his birthplace.