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

  • Ferdinand Pieroth

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

  • 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...

  • Graff Family Vineyards

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

  • St. Urbans-Hof

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

  • Müller-Catoir

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

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Germany on Snooth

  • Selbach Kabinett Riesling Fish Label 2014

    Snoothrank:

    fruity and sweet, with apples and honey Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Balthasar Ress Schloss Reichartshausen Rheingau Riesling Kabinett Feinherb Rheingau 2013

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    pale gold sheen, light, and tastes of apples and citrus Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • "Think again: Almost all the European wines are grown on land that has ... ... of France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, the former Yugo, as well as SA and the Antipodes.  As Fox rightly points out, costs are often cheaper (as long as those targeted by the Chinese and other arrivistes are avoided).Oops, I'll step back out of the ring myself an... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Argyle Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012

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    Great Pinot..Musty, Earthy, Herbs and Spices, and Roasted Fruit rather than a bright Fruit forward Pinot. Very smooth, well balanced with just a hint of Tannins.Lovely and very well priced. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Moselland Riesling Qba Blue Bottle 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Baldauf Ramsthal Bacchus Kabinett Feinfruchtig 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Weinland Königsbach Neustadt Gewürztraminer Pfalz 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Schloss Johannisberger Riesling Spatlese Rheingau 2012

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    lemon meringue and postage stamp on the nose. Full round and rich in the mouth with loads of green apple and a splash of green watermelon with a dash of red pear. Salty brine on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Vereinigte Hospitien Piesporter Goldtrpfchen Riesling Kabinett 2014

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    slight brownish gold, rich fruits but a bit cloying... bit too acidic for my liking Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Ecclestone.A pretty interesting character,  The Wikipedia article makes no ... ... was actually indicted in Germany for bribery, but by writing a check for 60 million Pounds, was able to walk away from that.Believe me when I tell you, if Donald Trump tried to outfox Bernie Ecclestone, he (the Donald) would lose his shorts.  Of course, he would ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Storage Idea


  • 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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