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...

  • Dornfelder

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

  • 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...

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

  • Ferdinand Pieroth

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

  • J&H Selbach Weinkellerei

    In our family, two businesses are under one roof: One is our prestigious “Weingut “, or, “Domaine...

  • Müller-Catoir

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

  • Moselland

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

  • G&M Machmer

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

  • Graff Family Vineyards

    The grapes for these wines come from the small Graff and Antle vineyards on the Chalone Bench wit...

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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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  • Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Josephshofer Riesling Kabinett 2011


    Bright golden color with clear evidence of fizz as it hits the glass. Golden raisins and peach are carried on notes of gasoline into your nose. Tiny bubble-rich green apples and lemon shortbread cookies cascade along the palate. A sweet, lime-drenched finish. A classic low-alcohol German Riesling fit for any and every Sunday Brunch celebration. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Franz Keller Weissburgunder "S" 2010


    Fresh, clean and light aromas are slightly crisp and yeasty. Round flavors of melon, lemon and a bit of saline on this complex wine with a hit of tea leaf. There's a nice minerality and freshness here which provide good structure. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

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  • Nahe Kreuznacher Kronenberg Riesling Spatlese Riesling Nahe 2004


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    Wine review by Andrew Kondrashov

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  • Leitz Dragonstone Riesling 2012


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

    Wine review by MochaDoc

  • Dr. Lossen Dr. L Mosel Riesling 2012


    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

  • Donnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Auslese 18 2006


    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 2Mark Angelillo 2 Mark Angelillo

  • 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

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  • 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

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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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