Jan 2009 issue
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TERROIR Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Mosel, Germany Jesse Becker, MS“There’s something I have to do,” I said to my wife as we stood at the edge of the road, looking up the massive vertical face of one of Germany’s most renowned vineyards, toward the Sonnenuhr that belongs to the nearby village of Wehlen. This giant sundial, built into a rocky outcropping from the perpendicular vineyard wall, has appeared in countless photographs as an example of the steeply angled vineyards found in the heart of the Mosel River valley. Having studied the wines and the pictu...
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