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  • February 24, 2015
  • The Second Annual Mythos Mosel

  • by Lars Carlberg

mythos_moselThe second annual Mythos Mosel is from May 29 to 31. This year's event takes place between Kesten and Zeltingen, a 20-kilometer stretch of the Middle Mosel. There will be over 80 producers from the entire Mosel region showing their wines at 25 wine estates. The opening party is at Schloss Lieser (that is, the newly renovated luxury hotel) on Friday, May 29, at 8 p.m. For more details contact

Here, in no particular order, is a list of the producers: Joh. Jos. Prüm, Fritz Haag, Schloss Lieser, Dr. Loosen, Markus Molitor, Selbach-Oster, Willi Schaefer, Van Volxem, Heymann-Löwenstein, St. Urbans-Hof, Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt, Clemens Busch, Materne & Schmitt, Franzen, Gebr. Lüdwig, Deutschherrenhof, Claes-Schmitt, Breit, St. Laurentius, Longen, Schmitz-Rebenhof, Staatsweingut Mosel, Reis, Villa Huesgen, K.J. Thul, Christoph Clüsserath, Paulinshof, Schumann, Bastgen, Carl Loewen, Kerpen, Pauly-Bergweiler, Schmitges, Rebenhof, Walnoet, Projekt 156, Bauer, Max Ferd. Richter, Bottler, Gessinger, Werner, Nick Köwerich, Lorenz, Eifel-Pfeiffer, Loersch, Ernst Eifel, Kees-Kieren, S.A. Prüm, Grans-Fassian, Martin Conrad, Meulenhof, F.J. Regnery, Kirsten, Hain, Clüsserath-Weiler, Ansgar Clüsserath, Richard Böcking, Axel Pauly, Thanisch, Meierer, Timo Dienhart, Julian Haart, Staffelter Hof, Melsheimer, Vollenweider, Günther Steinmetz, Reinhold Haart, Karthäuserhof, Immich-Batterieberg, Knebel, Heymann-Löwenstein, Thanisch – Erben Thanisch, Thanisch – Erben Müller-Burggraef, Clüsserath-Eifel, Weiser-Künstler, Stephan Steinmetz, Hellershof-Zilliken, Château Pauqué, Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben, C.H. Berres, Lehnert-Veit, von Hövel, von Othegraven, Forstmeister Geltz Zilliken, Loch/Herrenberg, VOLS, and Peter Lauer.

In September last year, the inaugural Mythos Mosel had 50 growers at 20 different estates along the river from Thörnich to Piesport. Mythos Mosel was established by Moseljünger e.V.

  • Andrew Bair says:

    Lars: Sounds like a fun event. I will look forward to your report, assuming you are going.

    As an aside, it’s quite interesting to see Château Pauqué on the list of producers Château Pauqué was one of several names that I hadn’t heard of before, but the ‘Château’ portion of their name made me curious, and I had to learn more about them. Turns out, they are actually on the Moselle Luxembourgeoise. I think it’s great that they’re involved in Mythos; as much as I enjoy the tradition and history of German wine, Château Pauqué has an opportunity to challenge attendees’ preconceived notions of what Mosel wine is and is not. (Would love to try their wines by the way, if the opportunity ever comes along.)

    Also, I was not aware that there was “another” Zilliken out there.

    • Andrew: I missed last year’s event, as I had a stomach ailment and lost some weight. Now, I feel much better and even put on some extra pounds on my recent visit to Central Texas, where I ate plenty of Tex-Mex and drank lots of Dos Equis. I like this Mexican lager more than Modelo.

      If I decide to go to Mythos Mosel this year, I’ll only make a few stops. Like Saar Riesling Sommer, there are just too many producers and wines. Though I like that such events exist for the general public to taste wines at the different estates.

      As for Château Pauqué, see my comment on “A Brief History of the Wines of the Upper Mosel.” I also mention some other Luxembourg producers, such as Alice Hartmann. Speaking of the Upper Mosel, Stephan Steinmetz will be pouring his wines at Mythos Mosel as well.

      Hellershof-Zilliken is another Upper Mosel producer whose wines I first tasted in the early nineties. The estate is in Nittel, along with several other producers, like Apel.

  • Robert Dentice says:

    This is very tempting. I could fit a lot in for one weekend.

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