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 »

Mentor for German Wines

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

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

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

  • 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...

  • Josef Friederich

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

  • Moselland

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

  • Ferdinand Pieroth

    Ferdinand Pieroth is a wine producer and importer based out of Burg Layen, Germany. The Pieroth...

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Germany on Snooth

  • I have drank some volvray Mark but it's always been the semi-sweet variety. ... riesling while stationed in Germany in the early 70's and was shocked not to be able to find any when I returned home. I'll look for the sec version on my next visit. I did notice that Dry Creek Vinyards makes one and I like their zin. It's pretty inexpensive, not s... Read More

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  • Schmitt Sohne Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling Spatlese Germany Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Mittel Mosel Piesport White 2014

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    Very drinkable and popular on Thanksgiving. Pretty sweet, could use a bit of acid IMO. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Anything that supports one's viewpoint, no matter how far-fetched. It must ... is nothing whatsoever like Germany in the 1920s, the people backing Trump today are nothing like the Nazis in the 1920s, and the wanna-be skinhead/Nazi whatevers are as clownish as the ignorant so-called antifa crowd. They deserve each other frankly.But hey, this is... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Current thoughts on our...


  • Nice selection Vino.  I think our next wine party (Feb 2018) will be wines of Germany.  Probably looking at mostly white wines.  This allotment from Repris arrived on Friday.  They go right to Sandra's wine racks. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Oh look, our former President, a real president mind you, has stated that we ... invokes Nazi Germany in warning about today's politic Read More

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  • Joseph Händler Riesling 2008

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    I have been buying this Riesling for awhile now at Traders Joe's. They no longer have it, I have been everywhere trying to find it, I always bought a case each time. Does anyone know where else you can find it? Read More

    Wine review by dennisktexas


  • Friedrich Becker Spätburgunder Trocken Pfalz 2012

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    Binny's 11/17. First ever taste of a German Pinot Noir. This one was a little thin, but tasty. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Meyer-Nakel Spatburgunder 2014

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    Binny's 11/17. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • St. Laurentius Sekt Chardonnay Brut

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler Dry Riesling 2016

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    A bit shy on the nose but was totally dry and a little shrill. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Dornfelder...omg this is one of the most smoothest red wines I have ever tried! But there is only one available in Canada and it is a poor version of this wine.

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  • i want to get some trollnger wine

    Comment by 563536halwstevenson 563536 halwstevenson


  • I am looking for products of Weinbau Arnold Mussler. Many thanks for advice in advance. Vaclav Penkava

    Comment by 549727Vaclav Penkava 549727 Vaclav Penkava


  • Ever heard about Traiser Bastei? As one guy recently twittered "set off metal detector at FRA, must have been high mineral content of Traiser Bastei." As mineral as the Nahe can get.

    Comment by 352710vomfels 352710 vomfels


  • How the heck do I post a review in a group? Help, anyone? (And thanks ;)

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  • I am looking for Johann Falkenburg wines

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