One of the most famous vineyards in all of Germany, it is a perfectly south-facing slope situated above the town of Bernkastel in the Mosel River Valley (in fact, I’ve written about it before).
The Bernkasteler Doctor is 8.1 acres in size and is incredibly steep; all work must be done by hand. The story goes, that in the 13th century, the Archbishop of Trier was in this area when he became deathly ill. After countless remedies didn’t work, he was poured Riesling from a humble flask from this vineyard and was cured. From then on, it became known as “The Doctor”. Today, it is the most expensive agricultural land in all of Germany.
It was a frickin beast. By the time we reached the top, I was covered in sweat. But my grin went from ear to ear.