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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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...

  • 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...

  • Müller-Catoir

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

  • Josef Friederich

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

  • St. Urbans-Hof

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

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Germany on Snooth

  • Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2011

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    Weingut Dr. Loosen has produced a magnificent Spatlese from the Wehlener Sonnenuhr Weinberge; the nose evinces some light cake spice plus sweet apple pie and icing sugar; aging has been slight, as the palate shows rich pear and apple sweetness that refreshes as much as it lingers. Will last another 20 years. 92 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • S.a. Prum Riesling Dry Luminance 2013

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    Peach, pencil shavings and graphite aromas on the nose with floral hints of white blossom. This is restrained and focussed on the palate and features lemon and grapefruit notes at the front with bright acidity and a smooth, creamy textured finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Or just vongole bianco (a la campania) if you don't want to only think ... ... the borderlands of France or Germany (for some reason have never had Swiss wines in Italy). I've enjoyed several reds and more whites in certain contexts, but am still hunting for those that'll knock my socks off in any situation. If we were all a mite more affluent... Read More

    Forum post in the topic It seems I am off to France


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett 2011

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    nothing dry about this cuvee but very fruity and fresh and pleasant across the palette. must cellar some bottles Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Yeah, tons-per-acre count is also probably pretty high. Assuming normal harvest ... ... for Canada as opposed to Germany."Yo soy yo y mi circunstancia". I always saw Ortega y Gasset as being influenced by William James, with Jesuit twist. His influence on Llosa is pretty clear. Though certainly Nietzsche does make his appearance: "The character... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Anselmann Trockenbeerenauslese


  • Peter Mertes "Maybach" Weißer Burgunder Qualitätswein Trocken NV

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    Light, pleasant, slightly sweet with pear notes. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Joseph Händler Riesling 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by eaglebass


  • Schmitt Sohne Zeller Schwarze Katz Qualitatswein 2013

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    Fruity and sweet with enough acid to be tangy. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Juliusspital Silvaner Trocken 2012

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    Wonderful dry Franconia wine, the way its supposed to be Read More

    Wine review by Brunhilde


  • Lingenfelder Grosskarlbacher Burgweg Scheurebe Kabinett Halbtrocken 2013

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    Scheurebe grapes make the finest dessert wine onthis planet. Just taste and you will surely agree. Read More

    Wine review by Russ85


  • 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

    Comment by 116169tango 116169 tango


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