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...

  • 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...

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

  • Müller-Catoir

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

  • G&M Machmer

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

  • St. Urbans-Hof

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

  • Moselland

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

  • Ferdinand Pieroth

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

  • Weingut Eugen Wehrheim

    A 600+ year old winery situated in the German Rheinhessen region of the Rhine. Family owned and ...

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Germany on Snooth

  • Nik Weis Selection Riesling Urban 2014


    Not too sweet. Not too dry. Read More

    Wine review by nefertiti1970

  • Terrance - here are some others you might want to try.Milbrandt, Chateau St. ... ... what they call it in Germany and I know that Donhoff makes one, but good luck finding it. If you hunt you may be able to find some from Austria more readily than from Germany.A lot of them, particularly from Italy, are rather tasteless and watery. It's the mo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot grigio

  • Michael Von Prittwitz Piesporter Treppchen Riesling Spätlese 1990


    Golden straw color in the glass. Very floral/fruity noseorange blossoms/stone fruit. Big hit of apricot on the tip of the tongue. Very noticeable RS, but excellent acid makes this wine very enjoyable and refreshing. VERY LENGTHY finish. Oldest Riesling Ive ever tried. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Ayler Kupp Riesling Spatlese


    Explodes in your mouth. Wow! Read More

    Wine review by greaburns

  • Dachshund Riesling 2012


    Typical German Riesling. We had a platter of apples, grapes & cheeses to go with it. The white sharp cheddar really brought out the sharper notes of the wine. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi

  • Seehof Riesling Trocken 2014


    sweet, pear-ish Read More

    Wine review by fourthfromleft

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  • Felsengartenkellerei Besigheim Blanc de Blancs Edition Junge Cuvéeschmiede 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Keller Riesling Von Der Fels Qba Rheinhessen Trocken 2012


    Floral aromasorange blossom. Big blast of tropical fruitpineapple, papaya--on introduction. Also, the tip of the tongue seems to detect and effervescence, but I think that might be acid. Speaking of acid, this one has it in spades. A very refreshing summer wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Doctor Loosen Urziger Wurgarten Spatlese 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • 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

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  • 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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