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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Popular wines made in Germany under $20

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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...

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • 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

  • Weingut Eugen Wehrheim

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

  • Moselland

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

  • Josef Friederich

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

  • Ferdinand Pieroth

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

  • Müller-Catoir

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

  • Graff Family Vineyards

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

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Germany on Snooth

  •  Obtain  Passport ,birth certs,Driving License,ID Cards, ... Italy, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Russia,Mexico, Finland,Netherlands ,South Africa,Spain,United Kingdom.Japan when producing; magnetic encoded strips and/or scan able bar-code. UV-spectrum analysis test standards,magnetic strip.Buy perfect counterfeit money with holograms and a... Read More

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  • "I found this wonderful 2010 Bodegas CARO Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon ... ... vendors in the US, UK and Germany. Thus it's the typical 3x markup for Morton's. And you know Morton's buyers are getting it for less than we individuals have to pay. If you knew your guests wanted to drink good cab, you could've taken better from home, paid corkage,... Read More

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  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett 2011


    This reliable Mosel has interesting gasoline and citrus notes on the nose, a beautiful, clear lemon-lime colour and warm, slightly off-dry baked apple or even apple cider on the palate. There is even a toasted coconut element - which is intriguing and not out of place. Delicious and recommended - especially at this price. Will age another sev... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Peter Nicolay Riesling 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by wally1974

  • Adolph Mueller Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling Spätlese 2009


    I really enjoy this wine. It is not as sweet at some Riesling Spatlese wines. I have found this wine (vintage year 2013) in Delaware and Virginia but it does sell out fast. Have not been able to find it in New Jersey which is where I live. Still looking for a liquor store that carries it. Read More

    Wine review by stephspi

  • Blue Fish Riesling Sweet 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • I am nearing three quarters of a century on this planet. I live in the ... ... like Korea and Vietnam- not Germany or France, where I had lived as a teenager Army brat. I left the Army in 1970, and went to work for Delta Air Lines for the next thirty-one  years. Many trips to California, San Francisco, and the occasional ability to visit Napa ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine & Scotch Whisky!

  • D - Chardonnay with lobster is perfect. I guess they suggested PN because that ... the world, so we'll see. Germany has been trying for years but I've yet to have any from Germany or Switzerland that did much for me.DV - it was indeed the 2011. But while that may not have been a great vintage, I'm willing to bet on some of those not-so-great v... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot Noir throwdown

  • Greg, don't even read this!Yesterday I hosted a pinot noir event.  It ... and Hannes, a student from Germany who is staying at my place for the summer.  We had a baguette, olives, Boursin, some crackers and prosciutto.  Began at 2pm. The unvailing fooled everyone.  Nobobdy guessed what was what.The Burrowing Owl was more like a merlot.  It was... Read More

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  • Schloss Schönborn Riesling Kabinett Erbacher Marcobrunn 2004


    Wonderful yellow-golden color. Fruity with hints of plum and honey Read More

    Wine review by icbang

  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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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