5 great bars and restaurants to drink wine in Mosel 2024

The classic German wine region Mosel is of course famous for its many beautiful, steep, vineyards along the river. But there are also some great wine bars and wine restaurants to visit: here is the guide to the best wine spots in Mosel, selected by our ambassador Rienne Bilz.

  1. Phone: +49 6541 811075

    Address: Wolfer Weg 11, Traben-Trarbach

    Die Graifen is the restaurant at the winery Dr. Melsheimer in Traben-Trarbach. Dr. Melsheimer is a small organic winery producing solid Mosel Riesling for the last 100 plus years. The restaurant has bistro fare and a fancier seasonal tasting menu that changes often. The wine list at Die Graifen is a large selection from the winery Dr. Melsheimer and a few international wines mixed in. The glass pour list is good sized and a nice way to explore most of the vineyards from town. The real jewel here is the small selection of Dr. Melsheimer 80’ & 90’s vintages offered at prices comparable to the...

  2. Phone: +49 170 5289153

    Address: Rißbacher Straße 13, Traben-Trarbach

    Die Mosel is a wine bar & wine shop located in the Villa Langguth on the Mosel River in Traben-Trarbach. The old wine trading villa has been restored, offering a large terrace garden with river views and a cozy cellar wine bar. The renovation was done with great care to preserve the building and modernize it in an elegant rustic style; complete with a lighted Mosel River running through the middle of the wine bar. Die Mosel serves as a wine shop with 60+ Mosel, Saar & Ruwer wineries offered for take away or to order for delivery. The wine bar and “Riesling Garden”, as the terrace is called,...

  3. Phone: +49 6542 2629

    Address: Moselstraße 27, Reil

    This classic family hotel is located in the town of Reil in middle Mosel. Reiler Hof and its restaurant Heim's offer a large terrace on the tree-lined main street facing the river. The service is friendly and warm, and the restaurant is open all day, a rare thing in small villages. Heim's is unique in that you can get a typical German snack like currywurst and a glass of wine in the late afternoon or a casual high-level five-course menu. They do both very well! The food is top quality and expertly prepared. They probably should have a star and perhaps will in the future. The wine list is wel...

  4. Phone: +49 6507 92520

    Address: Bahnhofstraße 8A, Piesport

    Schanz is located by the river in the town of Piesport. The hotel and restaurant are run by the 4th generation of the Schanz family, and the restaurant has evolved into Michelin two-star under the control of Thomas Schanz. A passionate cook and wine lover, his food is modern and delicate. The complete six-course menu is very reasonably priced and will exceed all expectations; à la carte is also available. The wine program is selected and run by Thomas and his sommelier Aleks Petrovic. The cellar has a large selection of top Mosel wines including some great aged Rieslings. In addition, they...

  5. Phone: +49 6532 93820

    Address: Kurfürstenstraße 76, Zeltingen-Rachtig

    By the Glass List of the Year Germany 2021

    Zeltinger Hof is located in the middle of Zeltingen-Rachtig, close to the Mosel River and surrounded by vineyards. The area is known as a playground for wine lovers. The restaurant Zeltinger Hof is located in the hotel with the same name. The hotel has been welcoming guests since the 1970s; before then there was a butchery in the building. The kitchen offers country-style cuisine and seasonal dishes from the Mosel region with a modern twist.