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...

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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 Eugen Wehrheim

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

  • St. Urbans-Hof

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

  • Moselland

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

  • Josef Friederich

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

  • Müller-Catoir

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

  • Ferdinand Pieroth

    Ferdinand Pieroth is a wine producer and importer based out of Burg Layen, Germany. The Pieroth...

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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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  • Saarstein Riesling Mosel 2013

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    Crisp peach, pear and apple aromas, hints of stony minerality and light citrus. In the mouth, this is full of citrus fruit notes, tart and plush - with tangerine, lemon and grapefruit alongside notes of stone fruit and green apple. Juicy acidity freshens the palate and leaves a creamy texture on the finish where theres a bit of almond, pear and ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Geil Scheurebe Riesling Kabinett Rheinhessen 2015

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    Warm apple and pear aromas are very aromatic with soft delicate floral notes. Juicy and expressive palate of peach, apple and apricot on the palate - richly developed fruit, pleasant minerality and bold acidity create an excellent balance throughout, finishing with a touch of lime zest and off dry sweetness throughout. 91 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Deinhard Riesling Green Label 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by Mariacurcio


  • Heinz Eifel Shine Gewurztraminer Rheinhessen 2016

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    Honeysuckle and wildflower aromas, aromatic and clean with sweet white peach and citrus notes. Juicy pear, apple and lemon fruit flavors with more than a hint of sweet spice, more perfumed wildflower and zesty acidity towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Gerd Anselmann Pfalz Riesling Trocken 2016

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    Dry yet fruity with lots of acidity and a very long mineral finish. I liked it but the wife was putoff by the minerality. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Mosel Old Vines Nik Weis 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by Dilbretta


  • J. Koll & Cie Oppenheimer Krötenbrunnen Rheinhessen 2012

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    Bright golden color. Very light, almost disappearing aroma of late summer fruits and something like passion fruit... Semi-dry buttery, round taste of flower honey, apricots and peppy red orange at the end. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • I have drank some volvray Mark but it's always been the semi-sweet variety. ... riesling while stationed in Germany in the early 70's and was shocked not to be able to find any when I returned home. I'll look for the sec version on my next visit. I did notice that Dry Creek Vinyards makes one and I like their zin. It's pretty inexpensive, not s... Read More

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  • Schmitt Sohne Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling Spatlese Germany Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Mittel Mosel Piesport White 2014

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    Very drinkable and popular on Thanksgiving. Pretty sweet, could use a bit of acid IMO. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Anything that supports one's viewpoint, no matter how far-fetched. It must ... is nothing whatsoever like Germany in the 1920s, the people backing Trump today are nothing like the Nazis in the 1920s, and the wanna-be skinhead/Nazi whatevers are as clownish as the ignorant so-called antifa crowd. They deserve each other frankly.But hey, this is... Read More

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  • 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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