360° tour through Zell

The home of the famous wine „Zeller Schwarze Katz“

Zell is located in the heart of the middle mosel and is one of the most popular place and with 331 ha of vineyards after Piesport the second largest community in wine producing at the mosel valley.

Why you should visit Zell?

Zell is a place where you can just relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape but there are also a lot of cultural offerings. You find many different restaurants and café with mosel view or fantastic view in the vineyards. In Zell you find many wineries with high quality wines. You can visit historic wine cellars, museums or book a shipping tour. The various gastronomy in Zell is lovely. If you are sporty you can make walks with stunning lookouts over the mosel valley. You can ride with your bicycle along the river or go swimming, water-ski or canoe. Zell also have a lots of shopping opportunities. At Barl which is a part of Zell and only 5 km’s away from the center of Zell are a nice large shopping center.


Palace of the Elector in Zell in Germany


History of Zeller Schwarze Katz

In Year 1863 some wine distributor from Aachen came to Zell. But before they bought the wine they made an extended wine tasting in a cellar with wood barrels. Suddenly there came a black cat in the cellar who jumped on one barrel and vehemently defended that wine barrel. The distributors decided to buy the whole barrel. The sales from this wine were outstanding and that’s how the wine name „Zeller Schwarze Katz“ arose.

Why is this wine so special?

Zell has extraordinary steep vineyard sites. Most of them are headed to south and have slate soil that store the heat from the sun and release it in cold nights.