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

  • 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...

  • Josef Friederich

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

  • 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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  • Weingut Eduard Hauth Kerpen Riesling Kabinett Wehlener Sonnenuhr 1996


    We just had this wine in 2009.First off, the nose is absolutely beautiful. Rich and fragrant and honeyed with a tiny bit of petrol. Unfortunately, I knew that this bottle had been stored badly and on the palate it was pretty gone. Very little flavor and just the bracing acidity.I'm looking for another bottle. Read More

    Wine review by happyrobot

  • Wine Trivia1)Put these bottles in the correct order from smallest to ... was ... was found inA.MesopotamiaB.GermanyC.PeruD.China4)The worlds oldest wine bottle dates fromA.2000 BCB.325 ADC.46 BCD.1110 AD5)The worlds oldest full bottle of wine dates fromA.1210B.1644C.1321D.14726)The most ever spent on a bottle of wine. A.$160,000B.$250,000C.$10... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Trivia quiz

  • Leonard Kreusch White Blend Liebfraumilch 2011


    fruity sweet, not watery. mild, clear Read More

    Wine review by Jeanne Marie

  • Polka Dot Riesling Medium Dry Wine Germany Germany 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by kjmpt2001

  • Blue Nun Riesling 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by Monbi

  • Fritz Windisch Riesling Auslese Alsheimer Frühmesse 2006


    We did a wine & food tasting recently and I was surprised how versatile Rieslings can be. This one was not too sweet; it was light, fresh and went very well with a beet salad that we served. Supposedly, Riesling goes with beets, apples, blue cheese, chicken, curries, duck, fish, fruit, ham, pork, salads, scallops, Thai Food, foie gras ... so if... Read More

    Wine review by jalpers

  • Kurt Darting Riesling Kabinett Dürkheimer Nonnengarten 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by Cogrady

  • Kerpen Riesling Kabinett Wehlener Sonnenuhr 2007


    Pale yellow in color. Nose has a hint of yeastiness that reminds me of warm wheat rolls. Nose is also sweet and fruity. I expected this wine to be more dry. It's quite sweet--it's almost like a SweetTart candy. It leaves a slight tang on the back of your tongue after swallowing. Long finish. I like it better as an apéritif than will food.... Read More

    Wine review by cahughey

  • Riesling Dr. L Dr. Loosen 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by huryuan

  • Blue Fish Riesling Sweet 2006


    Decent, sweet, reasonably priced Riesling. Read More

    Wine review by bhenak

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