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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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

  • Weingut Mönchhof

    Robert Eymael leads since 1994 the Wine Estate. Joke and humor paired with a quality-conscious...

  • St. Urbans-Hof

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

  • 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 ...

  • Moselland

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

  • G&M Machmer

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

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Germany on Snooth

  • Gunderloch Jean Baptiste Riesling Kabinett Nackenheim 2007


    An off dry, Kabinett level wine. Excellent acidity keeps it in balance, and even gives it notes of limes and quince. There is some nice smokey, oily-ness to the wine and this then fades to a nice tart finish. Very nice. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Weingut Keller Riesling Auslese Dalsheimer Hubacker 2004


    Very well balanced and one of my all-time favorite wines. Great for a spring or summer day! Read More

    Wine review by sflow12

  • Carsebridge 28 Year Old 1979


    An increasingly rare single grain whiskey that offers suprisingly smooth creamy vanilla and honey flavours without being to sweet. The crispness of the single grain seems to compliment the sweetness which is not at all cloying. Read More

    Wine review by Steven Taylor

  • Almaden Chard Cali


    No written review

    Wine review by Jazzkatts

  • 6 Bottle Pieroth Blue Graded Set NV


    This is a medium wine, very smooth, a little sweet with a touch of bitterness. I loved it. Read More

    Wine review by 82Winegoddess

  • Zimmermann-Graeff Riesling Piesporter Michelsberg 2007


    Pale golden with watery and rim. Citrus and peaches with a bit of bitterness on the nose. Citrus, limes melon on the palate. Freshness and fruitiness is lovely balanced with rather high acidity. Light body, low alcohol, medium finish. Well chilled, this simple but graceful Riesling may be one of your favourite summer wines. Read More

    Wine review by Alvina

  • Gallo Liv Rhine


    This wine is actually very good. I suggest smelling the sweet aroma of it before proceeding to taste the wine as the smell is indeed very luscious and sweet. I truly did feel as if I was in a bed of roses. I just love that aroma. The wine itself has a very full developed taste. I feel that this wine is probably the best deal on the market. If yo... Read More

    Wine review by Chanigga

  • Peter Mertes Dornfelder Lieblich NV


    really like this. very smooth. no bitter after bite yet still full bodied! would love to buy more! Read More

    Wine review by lbond

  • Faust 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by cvok

  • Weingut Guenther Steinmetz Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spätlese 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by WeinMs

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