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 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...

  • 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...

  • Weingut Eugen Wehrheim

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

  • Graff Family Vineyards

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

  • Josef Friederich

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

  • Müller-Catoir

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

  • St. Urbans-Hof

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

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Germany on Snooth

  • Now that its officially the holidays, the party invitations are starting to ... ... as Austria, Hungary, and Germany and makes wines with lots of honey and exotic flavors.Raisinated wines, such as Recioto and Passito can also make for a great dessert wine.  The grapes are picked and left to dry on mats making the grapes raisins making the wine... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's for dessert?

  • Gebrüder Kissel Riesling 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by LuckyDogs

  • Weingut Wohrle Gewürztraminer 2007


    fresh, fruitforward, peach, sugar melon, nutty flavors, well balanced, good acid structure. Read More

    Wine review by Franz Schneider

  • Starling Castle Gewürztraminer 2006


    I found this wine to be nicely dry (not too dry), with a smooth, mellow flavor. This wine goes very well with almost any type of seafood. Read More

    Wine review by Shariaelliott

  • Twisted River Gewürztraminer 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by AnnElizabeth

  • Ratzenberger Rivaner Trocken Bacharacher 2007


    Pairs well with sushi, clean finish and packs a good punch. I'd buy it again. Read More

    Wine review by Mike W

  • Wolf J.L. Riesling Qba Pfalz Saint M 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by neosar

  • I'm wondering that if somebody know why is popular about wine in Europe (Germany, Spain, Italy)?You know about specific reason. pLease kindly advice me. Read More

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  • Friedrich Becker Spätburgunder Großes Gewächs Schweigener Sonnenberg Kammerberg 2005


    The aroma of this fantastic wine is pure pipe smoke. There is earth, smoke, wood and bags of spice. The palate delivers more of the same with great richness of dark fruit and a really plush texture. Extraordinary and exciting wine. Read More

    Wine review by grogguzzler

  • Reichsrat Von Buhl Riesling Auslese Forster Ungeheuer 2007


    Rich and sweet inviting nose, the weight is massive in the palate like syrup, there is a lot of acid but it needs more it needs some steel and with it more structure! Somehow missing a flavour dimension in the mid palate, impressive but top heavy. This is a very different proposition to the equivalent Mosel wines. Read More

    Wine review by grogguzzler

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