The vineyards in the Moselle area are generally positioned on the slopes of the hills bordering the meandering Moselle river. Even though the vines are grown in straight lines, the slopes on which they grow, provide nice lines. The combination of the colours of fall, and a late afternoon sun, result in beautiful, dreamy, lines.
The Moselle area might not provide a "breathtaking" or "all consuming" landscape. However, it certainly provides beautiful landscape for those who can see beauty in the more finer details.