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(I took this picture on June 13, 2011 at 12:52 pm)

The town of Piesport lies in the Mittlemosel subregion of the Mosel wine region in Germany (you can see the white chapel at the town’s center in the far-left side of the picture).  Here, the Mosel river’s walls rise up to 200 meters (700 feet) in some places and are made of grey slate. Standing in the vineyards is like standing on a pile of broken, fractured rocks.  All around, it’s as if millions of chalkboards were smashed and scattered over the hillsides.  Seeing the vines rise from the rocks is surreal, as your mind can’t quite understand why there is little to no visible dirt.  It’s a mindfuck of the most beautiful caliber. 
 

The vineyards were first planted by the Romans in the 4th century, with Riesling being introduced in the 15th century.  By the 18th century, Riesling took firm hold and the conditions were determined to be perfect for this King of grapes.  Above the tiny town of Piesport lies the Piesporter Goldtröpfchen vineyard (where this pic was taken from).  Forming a dizzying ampitheater, it is sheer spectacle to behold. Actually being in this vineyard—after years of reading about it— was like seeing both Pearl Jam and the Red Hot Chili Peppers for the first time in the flesh at Lollapalooza 1992.  Awe inspiring.  Legend became reality. 
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10 Responses to “Vineyard Porn: Piesporter Goldtröpfchen”

  1. Wine Lover says:

    Vineyard Porn: Piesporter Goldtröpfchen: (I took this picture on June 13, 2011 at 12:52 pm) The town of Piesport… http://bit.ly/mYhfxg

  2. It's Friday afternoon. Time for your dose of vineyard porn. Piesporter Goldtröpfchen in the Mosel. Check it: http://t.co/5dgs89Y

  3. Cory Hart says:

    Very awesome. RT @grapesandgrains: Vineyard Porn: Piesporter Goldtröpfchen http://t.co/VJqcdC0

  4. Awe-inspiring, Cory RT @swineburne: Very awesome. RT @grapesandgrains: Vineyard Porn: Piesporter Goldtröpfchen http://t.co/VJqcdC0

  5. Where we should send the winners of next year's #SORCrawl: http://bit.ly/qmcbhE. (@terroirNY @summerRiesling @GermanWinesUSA @rieslingAC)

  6. Where we should send the winners of next year's #SORCrawl: http://bit.ly/qmcbhE. (@terroirNY @summerRiesling @GermanWineUSA @rieslingAC)

  7. A pic I took while standing in the Piesporter Goldtropfchen vineyard, high above the Mosel River: http://bit.ly/qmcbhE

  8. They can stay in my apt in Wehlen @grapesandgrains @terroirNY @summerRiesling @GermanWineUSA #SORCrawl: http://t.co/KNcxEib

  9. terroirNY says:

    "As if millions of chalkboards smashed & scattered over the hillsides" READ:@grapesandgrains on Piesport Goldtröpfchen http://bit.ly/nXABkt

  10. WineHog.org says:

    "As if millions of chalkboards smashed & scattered over the hillsides" READ:@grapesandgrains on Piesport Goldtröpfchen http://bit.ly/nXABkt

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