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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • St. Urbans-Hof

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

  • Ferdinand Pieroth

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

  • Graff Family Vineyards

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

  • Weingut Eugen Wehrheim

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

  • 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...

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Germany on Snooth

  • Julius Clauss Niersteiner Spiegelberg Riesling Rheinhessen 2003

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    Wine review by emmagloria


  • Crémant de Luxembourg Cuvée Pierre Brut Schumacher NV

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Urban Riesling Mosel 2016

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    Steely lemon and green apple aromas. A hint of sweet apple spice greets the palate with a sharp minerality washing through to clean the palate, leaving behind dried apricot, green apple and peach fruit flavors and a touch of honeysuckle on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Wonder if places that want to short cut still put in small amounts of ... in ... ... in Italy and Austria and Germany back at the beginning of the '80sI was thinking about that same event while I was composing the abov Read More

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  • Wonder if places that want to short cut still put in small amounts of ... in ... ... in Italy and Austria and Germany back at the beginning of the '80s. Who's to say the Baja 'industry' might not..?I somehow had this image of your response to the Baja wine being similar to the French response to Coca Cola when it was first imported there back ... Read More

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  • Germany or Bust [GoB] 2017: in celebration of my first birthday in Germany, my husband took me to "Scala" (Jen-Tower). This is a fantastic dining experience with great wine pairings. I would recommend this spot if you ever find yourself in Jena, Thuringia, Germany. Auf Wiedersehen :)Starter: Crème of asparagus, monkfish, mountain sandwort soupWi... Read More

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  • Weinland Königsbach Neustadt Deidesheimer Hofstück Gewurztraminer Kabinett Pfalz 2016

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Weingut Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Sommerpalais Riesling 2015

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • August Kesseler Pinot Noir Pfalz 2014

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    Ripe berry blend of blueberry and raspberry with a fresh cherry blossom note and a hint of spice. Clean, fresh and lively palate of licorice, ripe cherry and fresh strawberry with a lot of zesty character, fun spice and just enough tannin to add a bit of texture to the mid palate so the hint of earthiness on the finish is in perfect balance. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Weingut Spreitzer Engelmannsberg Riesling Rheingau 2015

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    Classic Riesling aromas of phenol, apricot and green apple on the nose. Floral honeysuckle, pear and lemon flavors with a crisp acidity lifting the palate with zesty, citrus buoyancy and a finish of sweet spice and apple. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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

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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.

    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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