We’ve featured wines from Weingut Ackermann in the past, and the Junglen family in Zeltingen have been among our earliest and best friends in Germany thanks to introductions from Ewald Moseler and Barnaby and Olga Tuttle. We are very excited to bring you a conversation with Anne. With her husband Harald, she is the second generation of the winery. They run an estate of about 3 hectares (~7 acres), and do all the farming, wine making, and selling. They make excellent Riesling from all three Zeltinger vineyards, and run a great guest house in the village. Their son Marius has studied wine making all over the world, including a harvest with Fausse Piste here in Oregon, and has returned to Germany. He works full time in the cellar at Markus Molitor, and still makes time to begin his wine making at the family estate. We taste a 2016 Kabinett from the Zeltinger Sonnenuhr made by Harald, and one made by Marius, as well as a 2015 Spatlese from the Schlossberg that is consistently one of my favorite German wines. Finally, we get a blind taste of something special from the treasure chamber!

We’re always excited to try new wines from Selbach-Oster, and the hype behind the 2012 vintage made us even more interested. Selbach-Oster has a history of producing great wines from great vineyards. They make so many wines that it’s difficult to try everything, but that also keeps it fun to explore. For this show, we taste the 2012 Zeltinger Kabinett Trocken, the 2012 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese, and the 2012 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese.


What is your favorite Mosel vineyard?