If anyone should care to visit and express their views, this coming Friday (the 3rd December) will be a good opportunity. Minister of economy, traffic, agriculture and wine-growing Hendrik Hering will be opening a new centre which promotes the unique steep wine mountain slopes of the region. The opening of the Steilagenzentrum DLR in Kues by the Minister will take place at 11.00am.
I quote from their website: http://tinyurl.com/DLR-Kues
Winegrowing and oenology
The cultivation of the steep wineyards is an impotatnt economical foundation for the growing area Mosel, the biggest connected Riesling area in steep slopes worldwide. The cultural landscape is also the foundation for tourism. The conservation and development of the steep wineyards is an important task for the region.
If you would like to ask Minister Hering how he can celebrate such stellar and unique wine mountains with one hand, whilst simultaneously tearing them to pieces with the other, you know where to come. Or perhaps you could try to reach him by phone during his visit…
Dienstleistungszentrum Ländlicher Raum (DLR) (Public service centre for rural development in the region Mosel)
54470 Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
Tel. 06531 956-0
I can’t give you the street number, because they only display their old address on the internet. I can tell you that access by foot is possible from Bahnhofstraße, to the left of the cafe-bar Station Kues. This is where buses exit the bus station. Immediately you will see the Steilagenzentrum entrance, in this large open space called the Forum.
firstname.lastname@example.org Here is their email, in case you would like to write and ask them why they invited the Minister who is directly responsible for ripping the heart out of the Mittel Mosel to open their new centre. (They are part of the state machinery so you can easily pinpoint the problem, but it never hurts to ask pertinent questions…)
Since DLR can’t list their correct address, spell check their English website or indeed inform the public of their opening ceremony, I personally fail to see how they can manage to benefit and protect the steep slopes of the world’s finest Riesling. Ho hum.