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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Graff Family Vineyards

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

  • Ferdinand Pieroth

    A poet once said, the vineyard is the birthplace of wine and the wine-growers and cellar masters ...

  • 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

  • Johann Falkenburg Riesling 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by Dpupo

  • Weingut A. Christmann Riesling Trocken Pfalz 2013


    Honeyed notes are lightly floral on the nose with elegant classic phenolics. Juicy pear and lemon notes on the mouth, quite dry and full bodied, with hints of pineapple and zesty acidity through the mid palate, landing on peach and citrus with pleasant minerality. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Weinland Konigsbach Neustadt Acolon Rotwein Halbtrocken Pfalz 2014


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Hi Miguel,Both of Gewurztraminer and Riesling grape varietals originated from Germany but they are slightly  different in aromatics and flavor profile. As EMARK said, "Gewurztraminer has a spicy characteristic". Dry Riesling is also acceptable though it is less fruity but everything is in the acidity, texture and intensity. You'd better try both... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Delices and Gourmandises...

  • Malbec to me tastes like soap, I would start with Riesling from Germany, Finger Lakes NY, or Washington State, maybe a California Zinfandel from Lodi, the Josh reds are great for around $15 too especially the Merlot Read More

    Forum post in the topic what to drink

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  • Cupcake Vineyards Riesling Mosel 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by KCarnold23

  • Den Hoed Andreas Cabernet Sauvignon 2009


    Blackberry and tobacco flavors in a full-bodied wine. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • I suppose the 'GSM' identifier was a play on acronyms.  Kind of ... secret weapons programs that Germany and Japan had going as they faced the stark reality of failure.  Desperate times call for desperate measures.Oh, last night we had Sandra's parents over for dinner (our usual Wednesday thing, but more often now at our house where Sandra can... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, DD.  We hope you enjoy your stay and share ... ... Washington, New York or Germany.  Again, there can be a lot of stylistic differences between Rieslings.   They could be bone dry or they can be very sweet.There really are no shortcuts.  You have to try a lot of wines to see what you like.  I would say look for so... Read More

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