German Wine

Germany is the producer of some of the most admired wines in the world. These are its Rieslings, both sweet and dry, from top sites and producers. Though these wines typically have the most delicate and elegant of frames, they support incredible intensity, purity of fruit, and nuanced expression of terroir. It’s doubtful that any other wine, except perhaps the greatest Burgundy, can send wine writers into such fits of lyrical frenzy. 

Germany has been known for its great Rieslings for hundreds of years. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the prestige and prices Germany’s Rhine wines equalled those of the best Bordeaux.

Germany is also known for the travesty that is Liebfraumilch. That stuff became common -- but mostly as an export -- after Germany’s wine industry was devastated by two world wars.

Particularly after World War II, many growers adopted early-ripening, high-yielding hybrids such as Muller-Thurgau, which edged out the noble Riesling grape. These low-quality grapes Read more »

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Wendy Crispell

Hi! I am a wine/cheese consultant specializing in tasting events,corporate gatherings. As a mentor I look forward to sharing my special interests in the Loire Valley, Germany, Pinot Noir and unusual varieties with others. As a former chef I <3 pairings!

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Varietals Produced in Germany View all

  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Dornfelder

    History of the grape: Dornfelder was created in 1955 by German oenologist August Herold at the Weinsberg wine institu...

Subregions of Germany

  • Mosel

    The Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, now called simply the Mosel, is the best-known wine-producing region in G...

  • Pfalz

    he Pfalz is a major German wine-producing region and that country’s rising star. It’s got Germa...

  • Rheingau

    The Rheingau is a major German wine-producing region that is located along the Rhine and Main r...

  • Rheinhessen

      Rheinhessen, or Rhinehesse, is Germany’s largest and most productive wine region. The name...

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  • Baden

      Baden is Germany’s most southerly and warmest wine region, a narrow strip nestled between ...

Popular Wineries in Germany View all

  • Weingut Mönchhof

    Robert Eymael leads since 1994 the Wine Estate. Joke and humor paired with a quality-conscious...

  • St. Urbans-Hof

    Although vineyards had belonged to the Weis family for centuries, Nicolaus Weis (vintage 1905,...

  • G&M Machmer

    Mit Liebe, Engagement & ökologischer Wirtschaftsweise werden wir dem Anspruch nach gesunder und b...

  • Moselland

    It is a vital to us that we have control over producing our own grapes. From grape to finished wi...

  • Weingut Eugen Wehrheim

    A 600+ year old winery situated in the German Rheinhessen region of the Rhine. Family owned and ...

  • Ferdinand Pieroth

    A poet once said, the vineyard is the birthplace of wine and the wine-growers and cellar masters ...

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Germany on Snooth

  • What I find really different about German wines is that unlike other countries, the best producers are not all known. In Bordeaux, California, Burgundy, Oregon etc, it is pretty much known who produces the best wines. Even though there are many famous wineries in Germany producing a high quality product, there are many unknown wineries making gr...

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  • Hi again, yes this is a busy time and winter is finally behind us and spring ... jobs.I just came home from Germany (worked as a judge for sparkling wines at the largest wine competition held at the show PROWEIN) and tasted some absolutley mindblowing and sensual champagnes and other sparkling wines. As a result, on April 30 I will host a gran... Read More

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  • It looks like the Olympic Liquor store on 82nd street is out of business. ... ... ... of times I have visited Germany, the wines were wonderful and I remember ordering a lot of Rieslings. The thought makes me want to go back!! GregT, I have really enjoyed the newspaper page.  Next to the advertisement there is an ad for a pattern, I am an avi... Read More

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  • Greg, second Donna's comment about the ad.  How the heck did you find ... ... check out Rieslings from Germany.  Ones from the Mosel region are pretty easy to find here in the U.S.  You may have to try a couple before you find wine with the exact profile you're seeking.  They can be made in any style from bone dry (Trocken) to dessert-wine swee Read More

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  • "And now for something completely different ..." Come on, ... From France, NZ, Germany and California.... Are these not everyday drinkers in your wine portfolios/stashes/menus, and for many others like you???These weren't 'completely different' to drinkers back in the '70s!!!  Read More

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  • Basically, they just bottle before fermentation is finished and let it continue ... even make very good wine in Germany! I just never understood why Germany, capable of so much, feels it has to make red wine. They put out stuff like Regent, Dorfelder, Blauburgunder, et Read More

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  • Nein Lives Riesling 2013

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    A great light, crisp but smooth everyday Riesling for just sipping, making a delicious summer Sangria or with fish/pasta dishes. Read More

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  • So JD, GT or Diego, when should we drink that 2012 Dr. Thanisch Riesling ... ... ... up in the 'Wines of Germany' wine / cheese class a few weeks ago?  Maybe a few more years or next week?&nbs Read More

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  • Well, the grapes for ice wine are harvested much later than the first frost. ... around 35 brix or higher. In Germany they make both, but it pretty much depends on the location of your vineyard and most of all, the weather.In general you don't want to freeze botrytized grapes as those are already concentrated. Ice wine is basically made from a... Read More

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  • If a CA Riesling is ever going to better a German, than 2011 would be the year. ... a bad year to take a shot at Germany (in 2010 Read More

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  • Well, the Germans do like to include the various titles. As you get them, you ... close to a decent one from Germany. I'd think it would be more likely to find one from New York, Michigan, Idaho, etc. I'm going to try a Montelena if I can ever find one.&nbs Read More

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  • The trend toward trocken in Germany has been going on for over 30 year now and I'm still not impressed. It's as though Germany wants to be Burgundy. It is rare that I taste a great trocken/halb trocken or feinherb wine. They have trouble competing with the warmer climate dry whites. Most drier German white wines have been under ripe and/or lacki...

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  • I spent 6 years in Germany in the Hunsruck mountains at an Air Base in the 1980's and fell in love with the wines from the Mosel, Rhine, and Nahe regions. I would like to find some purveyor of German wines here in Texas that I could purchase some of the wines from those regions consistantly. Anyone with information would be greatly appreciated.

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  • I am looking for a nice Spatlese. I was at a home show in Orlando last month and tried a Germany Spatlese that knocked my off my feet. Can someone recommend me a Spatlese or something sweeter from Germany? Thanks

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