GOETHES STURMNACHT 1792 IN TRARBACH

»Finally, we happily climbed ashore in Trarbach (on the trip from Trier to Koblenz), where we were soon offered chicken and rice in a tavern. A respected merchant, however, hearing the landing of strangers on such a stormy night, forced us into his house, where, with bright candlelight in well-decorated rooms, English, black art sheets in the frame and glass were hung up gracefully, with joy, even with emotion Welcoming the dark dangers just endured, saw. Mr. and Mrs., still young people, were thrilled to do us a treat: we enjoyed the delicious Moselle wine, which my companion, who, of course, was most in need of restoration, was particularly refreshed. «


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote in "Campaign in France 1792", 1819 to 1822

With his Duke of Weimar on the retreat of a campaign from the Campagne, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe had to go ashore in stormy weather on the Moselle in Traben-Trarbach in 1792, where he was served in an inn with then rare and therefore valuable rice and chicken. He was then housed in the noblest house - Böcking's. Already a celebrity back then, Goethe and his companion enjoyed the "delicious Moselle wine" at night, as stated in his reports from the "Campaign in France".

And in the same reports from the Campagne there is a lovely anecdote about the Böcking family: The newlywed landlord generously offered his new mattresses for a comfortable onward journey by water. After Goethe's arrival in Koblenz, he could have her shipped back to the Trarbach household from the Böcking'schen Handelskontor and thus back to the very young marriage bed. An idea - you can guess it - that did not meet with the goodwill of the lady of the house. The vocal marital dispute, which penetrated through the stable doors, led Goethe to the judgment that the men of the Moselle were extremely hospitable, but the women "fern du race".

Our reminiscent of Goethe's storm landing is our wine with history: "Storm Night 1792". It comes from the Trarbacher Steilagen Schlossberg and Burgberg.

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