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

  • 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...

  • Ahr

  • Baden

      Baden is Germany’s most southerly and warmest wine region, a narrow strip nestled between ...

Popular Wineries in Germany View all

  • Müller-Catoir

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

  • Josef Friederich

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

  • Weingut Mönchhof

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

  • Moselland

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

  • Weingut Eugen Wehrheim

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

  • 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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  • Peter Mertes "Maybach" Weißer Burgunder Qualitätswein Trocken NV

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    Light, pleasant, slightly sweet with pear notes. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Joseph Händler Riesling 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by eaglebass


  • Schmitt Sohne Zeller Schwarze Katz Qualitatswein 2013

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    Fruity and sweet with enough acid to be tangy. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Juliusspital Silvaner Trocken 2012

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    Wonderful dry Franconia wine, the way its supposed to be Read More

    Wine review by Brunhilde


  • Lingenfelder Grosskarlbacher Burgweg Scheurebe Kabinett Halbtrocken 2013

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    Scheurebe grapes make the finest dessert wine onthis planet. Just taste and you will surely agree. Read More

    Wine review by Russ85


  • Josef Leitz Riesling Dragonstone 2014

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    Bou is opening up a bottle of this a complete joy - the room fills with apples, honeysuckle and a touch of melon. It follows to palate with added minerality and acidity. Great and under the radar wine Paul 89 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • "You think that by being a locavore you are also being a tree ... the ... the forests of France and Germany and Austria and Hungary that got cut down within the last few hundred years, in some cases fairly recently.Gutenberg and the Reformation were not anything to impede that. Needed more fullblown democracy, the post-Industrial Rev morass, L... Read More

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  • Gutzler Blanc de Noir Dry Rheinhessen 2014

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    Fleshy and chunky aromas of white peach, melon and blossom on the nose. This is fresh and zesty in the mouth, with creamy notes of aged cheese amidst zesty lemon and grapefruit citrus notes and a very yeasty, creamy finish that carries a touch of wild herb. Very interesting, enjoyable and refreshing wine. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Weinland Königsbach Neustadt Deidesheimer Hofstück Silvaner Pfalz 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Baldauf Ramsthal Scheurebe Kabinett Trocken 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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...

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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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