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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Dornfelder

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

  • Gewürztraminer

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

  • 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

  • Ferdinand Pieroth

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

  • G&M Machmer

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

  • Weingut Mönchhof

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

  • Josef Friederich

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

  • Müller-Catoir

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

  • St. Urbans-Hof

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

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Germany on Snooth

  • Good points.BTW - that Morgon by JP Brun is a really good place to start. Good ... ... Greece, Italy, Spain, Germany, South Africa, Uruguay, Argentina, Austria, many states in the US and well, the rest of the world.You're starting well. Keep it up.And you can find tasting descriptions here and there - you can take courses for the WSET or some... Read More

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  • Yep. It's what they make in Germany (where it's not all that warm) and they have it with venison, pork, etc. No reason not to. It's absolutely a fantastic grape that does well in many many places. Good start to wine! And it comes in all kinds of styles from super dry to extremely sweet.Funny thing is, you could probably do many wines in dry and ... Read More

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  • Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Josephshofer Riesling Kabinett 2011

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    (Past tasting 16 Jun 2013) Strong floral nose, with melon and pear on palate. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Dr. Beckermann Auslese Rheinhessen 2012

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    Just love this wine! I saved a bottle. It was 2008 and bought from Trader Joes. Read More

    Wine review by kerrypaymann


  • Helmut Hexamer Riesling Kabinett Nahe Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg 2004

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    by the glass at gramercy tavern - pretty bad, felt weirdly watered down. Read More

    Wine review by MTripp


  • D - It's wine regulation talk!Can't chaptalize in CA. Why? Well, when ... regions.Can't acidify in Germany. Why? Well, it's pretty cold there and you're lucky the grapes ripen so there's always going to be good acidity.Whoops! "Crap. Just had a record hot year!!! (2003). Let's change the law for this year.""OK."Can't acidify in Burgundy if you... Read More

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  • Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Josephshofer Riesling Kabinett 2012

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    (Past tasting 25 Nov 2013) Silvery sheen. Lemony with honey notes. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Mark - barrels are a whole subject unto themselves. The go-to guy for info ... ... ... parts of France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, etc. So in Italy they might use Slavonian oak, which is cheaper than the stuff from France. In Spain they used American oak in Rioja, and of course in Hungary and Austria they used their native oak. Some of the spec... Read More

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  • Shine Heinz Eifel Riesling 2012

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    White holiday spice and fig aromas with tea leaf and banana on the nose. Bordering on off-dry, this is still a dry wine with a hint of sweetness driven by white grape and peach juice, allspice and star anise. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Schloss Vollrads Riesling Qba Rheingau 2012

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    Delicious riesling with a wonderful balance. Delightful and delicate mango flavor. Read More

    Wine review by oxomaikaioxo


  • 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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