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 Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Pinot Blanc

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

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

  • 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...

  • Moselland

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

  • Graff Family Vineyards

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

  • Weingut Mönchhof

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

  • Müller-Catoir

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

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Germany on Snooth

  • Cristom Pinot Noir Mt. Jefferson Cuvee 2012

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • "The reverse of this would also be very helpful. Specifically, European ... I found in Italy, France and Germany for online wine sales. Prices way high, options quite limited, delivery slow, not the best customer service. Best experience I had was with wineshops I found with boots on the ground who would then do some searches for me and ship o... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Quality online wine...


  • Being neither pro more con for either candidate puts my take from a different ... prime provisions already.And Germany has already upped the the ante due to his threat that the US may pull out of alliances if other countries don't start pulling their weight. Obama did that in a more subtle way by having other countries lead (Libya), Trump was ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Pairing with 08 Nov 2016...


  • Geist Trocken Saar Germany Riesling 2014

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    A Tasting Room Selection. Clear Golden Silver in the Glass. Opens with Spicy Bread Yeast; then Honey, Melon, and Blueberry; then Lemon Mint Honey; Much carries over to the palate. Medium Acidity, little sweetness, Softens in the mouth, becoming a bit of vanilla pear. Great little Food Wine. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Black Tower Riesling 2013

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    Tastes like the worst cider I've ever had. I know it's wine Read More

    Wine review by Passthewinepls


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett 2011

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    A very pleasant Riesling, fresh to the palate and best served at 61 degrees. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Weingut Schloss Koblenz Weisslack Trocken Sekt NV

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    Bright and crisp with a fine mousse. A semi-dry that is very refreshing. Read More

    Wine review by thebottle


  • Schlink Haus Riesling Spatlese 2014

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    Both acidic and sweet, the perfect combination! Read More

    Wine review by thebottle


  • Schlink Haus Riesling Deutscher Qualitatswein 2009

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    Slightly fruity, crisp and refreshing. Outstanding Riesling. Read More

    Wine review by thebottle


  • Schlink Haus Eiswein 2009

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    Truly unique with a remarkable concentration of fruity acidity and sweetness. Fragrant, noble and fine-fruity aroma, well balanced between natural ripe sweetness und acidity. A luxuriously sweet and full bodied dessert wine. Read More

    Wine review by thebottle


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