Ohhhhhhh, Lavaux Vineyards. You truly are a world treasure: vines and vines and vines as far as the eye can see. Plus, this endless horizon of vines happens to be perched atop a Swiss mountainside overlooking Lake Geneva. Does that … Continue reading
After Schloss Rosenstein we continued our adventure with more help from Google and Navi. Grabkapelle Rotenburg was listed as a “must see” so we plugged it in and began our ascent up a winding mountain. En route to our next castle we met with hills upon hills of rows upon rows of some “wein” plant. As it happens we came to find out (according to our Google translate app) that we have entered into a mini wine country. Needless to say I was pumped. I love wine. We had to stop anyway, because the landscape was stunning….
(Side note: I am 99% sure I was on Kenny’s shoulders for this picture) Now, one annoying thing about Europe is that it completely shuts down on Sundays: everything, aside from restaurants, is closed. So when we walked up we were not surprised to discover the “weingut” wasn’t open. However, we still had our fun!
I am not sure which I enjoyed more: the magnificent views, or getting to sneak a taste of all of the different grapes! I made sure to get a picture of our Cabernet grapes for you, Liz.
They were certainly the best grapes we had ever tasted, it was really cool to taste the differences between the grapes that represented each separate wine. The Reisling grapes were just as sweet as the wine itself! Go figure! The endless rows all along the mountainside were truly incredible.
We cannot wait to go back to the Collegium Wirtenburg when it is open and buy a couple bottles of the wine from the grapes we tasted! Onward to our castle! Cheers!