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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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,...

  • Müller-Catoir

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

  • Weingut Mönchhof

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

  • Weingut Eugen Wehrheim

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

  • Josef Friederich

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

  • G&M Machmer

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

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Germany on Snooth

  • Carl Reh Wines Mosel Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling Spatlese


    High fruity note, good finish Read More

    Wine review by monica rozin

  • VV-we did the same stopped at Viszlay on our way to Limerick. At the time we ... beat Kyle Busch. Therefore Germany won the Nations Cup. Vettel was incredible today as he won all of his seven races.  &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Schlink Haus Riesling Spatlese Nahe 2015


    the perfect Riesling for the occasion as it will be accepted by many. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Weingut Willi Schaefer Riesling Kabinett Graacher Domprobst Ap16 2009


    hardy nose which didn't fancy me, but quite liking the sweet, slightly acidic, pineapple flavors Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Don't automatically think the '78 Paul Masson should be dumped. Open a ... drinking establishments in Germany, similar in some ways to drinking beer from ta Read More

    Forum post in the topic 1978 Wines Found

  • Dr. Loosen L Riesling 2014


    Wonderful as always and it's one of my perennial favorites and it's always in my cellar. A perfect sipper for anytime. Green apples, stone fruit and that great Mosel terrior combine with great acidity and schisty minerality to leave you wanting more. 90 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Dr. Loosen L Riesling 2014


    No written review

    Wine review by bobvree

  • Moselland Arsvitis Riesling 2014


    nicely done. my wife had me pick it for the picture, yet the wine proved to be very tasty and well done. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Adler Fels the Eagle Rock Chardonnay 2015


    Apple cider and white peach, blossom and tangerine aromas on the nose. Pleasantly silky mouthfeel and a rich palate of oak spice, lemon curd, toasted almond, and fresh acidity through the mid palate. This has amazing fresh fruit and is clean and light through to the finish where a nicely integrated oak note lingers. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Adler Fels the Eagle Rock Pinot Noir 2014


    Ripe cherry, crushed violets and a hint of something savory on the nose, maybe with a touch of minerality and loads of sweet berry spice. A bit restrained on the palate, dry but with full fruit notes of cherry, strawberry and cranberry, herbal licorice and well integrated tar and zesty spice on the warm finish. Pleasant and nicely balanced. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

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