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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • St. Urbans-Hof

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

  • J&H Selbach Weinkellerei

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

  • 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...

  • Graff Family Vineyards

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

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Germany on Snooth

  • What I find really different about German wines is that unlike other countries, the best producers are not all known. In Bordeaux, California, Burgundy, Oregon etc, it is pretty much known who produces the best wines. Even though there are many famous wineries in Germany producing a high quality product, there are many unknown wineries making gr...

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  • Weingut Ernst Bretz Ortega Trockenbeerenauslese 2001

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    When ever I travel to Germany I always take time to stop at this family Weingut. I have bought wine here from 3 Generations of Bretz family. Excellent Product! Read More

    Wine review by Wetdawg1


  • Cripes guys - dandelion wine?It's gross. And it's not really wine ... ... is. My mother, being from Germany but having spent a number of years in France, was always trying to get us to eat them because she said that's what they ate over there. We contended that we weren't over there so didn't have to do such foolish things any more.BTW, she sa... Read More

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  • Greg, every expat Polack (I've spent even less time in Poland than Germany) I've known says 'Na zdrowie' for cheers. Russian has a similar phrase.I'm sticking with my 'prosit' for spelling even if no one (including myself) pronounces the 'i'.  "Lucha, there are good whites here, but I don't drink them.  Greg T might say there are good pinots, bu... Read More

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  • To DMCKR, I looked for the translation on google and came up with this site and ... ... was born and raised in Germany.   http://en.bab.la/dictionary/german-english/prost.Thank you for the complements to all.  I don't see how to respond to each reply so I guess I have to thank everyone at one tim Read More

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  • You can search past Forum threads for examples of differing wine approaches to ... good Riesling Kabinett from Germany....&nbs Read More

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  • Oxl Rheinhessen Off Dry Dornfelder 2013

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    A Tasting Room Quarterly selection. Too young, too fruity, and too sweet for my tastes, but did go well with a bit of marinated and grilled pork. A rather brash nose opens with youth, a hint of baking yeast, and alcohol. After that, some hints of chocolate, cherry, and leather, then on to a strawberry jelly fruit bomb. I am sure it will be much ... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Yes, I knew that answer, so I DQ'ed myself.  I forgot the picture of ... it's the Loosen Bros of Germany.  Funn Read More

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  • Reverchon Saar Riesling Riesling Tracken 2012

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    A Lot 18 Quarterly Selection. A strange, but not unpleasant meaty/yeasty/umami taste/smell. Crisp green apple and a bit of lime, full mouth feel, and long finish. Off dry and good acidity. Had this alone, but image it would be quite good with food. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Josephshofer Riesling Kabinett 2011

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    Bright golden color with clear evidence of fizz as it hits the glass. Golden raisins and peach are carried on notes of gasoline into your nose. Tiny bubble-rich green apples and lemon shortbread cookies cascade along the palate. A sweet, lime-drenched finish. A classic low-alcohol German Riesling fit for any and every Sunday Brunch celebration. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Franz Keller Weissburgunder "S" 2010

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    Fresh, clean and light aromas are slightly crisp and yeasty. Round flavors of melon, lemon and a bit of saline on this complex wine with a hit of tea leaf. There's a nice minerality and freshness here which provide good structure. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • The trend toward trocken in Germany has been going on for over 30 year now and I'm still not impressed. It's as though Germany wants to be Burgundy. It is rare that I taste a great trocken/halb trocken or feinherb wine. They have trouble competing with the warmer climate dry whites. Most drier German white wines have been under ripe and/or lacki...

    Comment by 540750Zuiko 540750 Zuiko


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  • I spent 6 years in Germany in the Hunsruck mountains at an Air Base in the 1980's and fell in love with the wines from the Mosel, Rhine, and Nahe regions. I would like to find some purveyor of German wines here in Texas that I could purchase some of the wines from those regions consistantly. Anyone with information would be greatly appreciated.

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  • I am looking for a nice Spatlese. I was at a home show in Orlando last month and tried a Germany Spatlese that knocked my off my feet. Can someone recommend me a Spatlese or something sweeter from Germany? Thanks

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