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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Popular wines made in Germany under $20

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Varietals Produced in Germany View all

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Gewürztraminer

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

  • Dornfelder

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

  • Pinot Blanc

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

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...

  • Ahr

  • Baden

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

Popular Wineries in Germany View all

  • Müller-Catoir

    Surprisingly flavoursome; full-bodied and very racy, rich in extract and with a fruity acidity st...

  • Weingut Eugen Wehrheim

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

  • 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,...

  • Josef Friederich

    The Philosophy Ewald Friederich's outstanding repu¬tation as a winegrower, his love of wines and...

  • A. Christmann

    In 1845 Prof. Dr. Ludwig Häusser, professor of history at Heidelberg University and a member of t...

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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...

    Comment by 540750Zuiko 540750 Zuiko


  • Leitz Dragonstone Riesling 2012

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    I love this Riesling! It is sweet yet balanced! Read More

    Wine review by MochaDoc


  • Dr. Lossen Dr. L Mosel Riesling 2012

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    8.5% Alcohol, Crisp Green Apple Pear, Honey Dew Melon Fruit, a bit on the sweet side rather than dry. A bit of unfired Clay smell taste. Silky mouth feel, but great with Spicy Food. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • H. Donnhoff Ries. Auslese Norheimer Dellchen 2006

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    Special bottle. This was given to me by a coworker on a special occasion and tasted with my wife on the eve that we left a much loved apartment.On to the wine - lovely apricot and rose petal aromas with a hint of classic riesling petrol and orange marmalade. Tasting this in 2014, there's a fair bit of age on this, shown in the deep amber color a... Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Sounds like a nice memory of your visit.In Germany and particularly Austria I've been with lots of people at home and even out  who mix sparkling water of various sorts with wines, often white, creating in-effect a wine spritzer. Very common in the summer time, and something that can be lightly refreshing and a tasteful alternative to, say, an O... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Mueller Thergeau


  • Abbazia di Novacella in northern Italy (aka Austria) makes a good MT that ... ... the exact kind you had in Germany, but something similar Read More

    Forum post in the topic Mueller Thergeau


  • Starling Castle Riesling 2012

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    Crisp light fruity, not normally a white wine fan but love this one! Read More

    Wine review by bencj


  • I just came back from Germany (Bavaria area) and was introduced to a half dry Mueller Thurgau produced by a local winery (Huter).  My son mixed this with a meduim sparkling water and I really enjoyed this. I am not a wine drinker but I found this to be very enjoyable to drink.   What is a wine I can find locally that is comparable in taste to th... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Mueller Thergeau


  • G&m Machmer Gewürztraminer Spätlese Bechtheimer Stein 2008

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    very sweet Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Villa Wolf Dornfelder 2012

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    Deep red ruby burgundy color, thick, velvety, and viscous. Intense unctuous fruit plum & cherry bomb. Too sweet and too much fruit for my taste, but my first German red wine. Perhaps unfairly, this reminded me of first appointment with Ripple Wine thick, fruity, and a weird, but subtle 'fizz'. Interesting, somehow it put me in the mind of a Port... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Schloss Proschwitz Spatburgunder 2011

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    A bit smoky on the nose with well judged but obvious wood layered over aromas that recall cherry pie along with hints of stemmy herbs, clay, and forest floor. Nicely ripe in the mouth, though just a bit too oaky on entry, this shows off fine balance between good acids and tannins that support nicely ripe cherry fruit on the palate. Pretty with, ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • 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...

    Comment by 540750Zuiko 540750 Zuiko


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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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