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

  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

  • Dornfelder

    History of the grape: Dornfelder was created in 1955 by German oenologist August Herold at the Weinsberg wine institu...

  • 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

  • Josef Friederich

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

  • J&H Selbach Weinkellerei

    In our family, two businesses are under one roof: One is our prestigious “Weingut “, or, “Domaine...

  • G&M Machmer

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

  • Müller-Catoir

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

  • Moselland

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

  • Ferdinand Pieroth

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

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Germany on Snooth

  • Von Winning Riesling 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by William Miller


  • Weingut Braun Ellerstadter Bubeneck Gewürztraminer Spätlese 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Edition Maximilian Riesling Spätlese 2009

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    Awful - agree with the previous review that this tastes very oxidized. Very acidic, bad flavor. Not at all like a traditional Riesling, more like a very bad Chardonnay or Pinot gris. Will ruin a dinner party - do not serve to guests. Read More

    Wine review by laebrown


  • Hans Lang Pinot Noir Edition Maximilian 2008

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    Really didn't enjoy this wine - might want to let it sit out for awhile to let it open up as much as possible. Lot of alcohol on the nose, very acidic but fruity/bright taste, and smelled kind of funky after being opened. Wouldn't buy this wine again. This in no way compares to Pinots from California. Read More

    Wine review by laebrown


  • I love wine as a hobby and consult some restaurants to sell better wine at good ... best Riesling producers in Germany. with about 50 hectars at the Mosel.The winery only sells direct so no trade (and trade margins in between) which means very good value for money. We are now looking for wine lovers, that are interested to buy directly from the... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Wine Drinkers of the...


  • Relax Pinot Grigio 2011

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    Dry, tart, indistinguishable from the pack. The hope was for something unique and characteristic. Back to the Relax Riesling for me. Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis


  • Clean Slate Riesling 2013

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    Very crisp and light Riesling. Great with Seafood, and a great Summer wine. Read More

    Wine review by Stockstill


  • Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett 2012

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    For such a notable year, this wine is sub-par. It is sugary and not in a good way, lacks acid and is simple, It lacks the fruit of the past four vintages. It has some perfume in the nose but comes across as a QbA instead of a Kabinett. My rating-- 82. Over priced. Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


  • What JD said.Rieslings are an excellent place to start. From Mosel, or the ... ... ... or the Nahe regions of Germany. Starting at the bottom there are wines that just say 'Riesling' (or other varieties of grapes like 'Sylvaner' or 'Muller-Thuragau' which is a cross between the first two). They're Qba category. Then there's Kabinett above tha... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • A long fulfilling journey awaits....I'd suggest Germany (Riesling) as your next stop. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


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