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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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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

  • St. Urbans-Hof

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

  • 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...

  • Müller-Catoir

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

  • G&M Machmer

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

  • Weingut Eugen Wehrheim

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

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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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  • Schlink Haus Riesling Spatlese Nahe 2015

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    the perfect Riesling for the occasion as it will be accepted by many. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Weingut Willi Schaefer Riesling Kabinett Graacher Domprobst Ap16 2009

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    hardy nose which didn't fancy me, but quite liking the sweet, slightly acidic, pineapple flavors Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Don't automatically think the '78 Paul Masson should be dumped. Open a ... drinking establishments in Germany, similar in some ways to drinking beer from ta Read More

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  • Dr. Loosen L Riesling 2014

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    Wonderful as always and it's one of my perennial favorites and it's always in my cellar. A perfect sipper for anytime. Green apples, stone fruit and that great Mosel terrior combine with great acidity and schisty minerality to leave you wanting more. 90 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Moselland Arsvitis Riesling 2014

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    nicely done. my wife had me pick it for the picture, yet the wine proved to be very tasty and well done. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Adler Fels the Eagle Rock Chardonnay 2015

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    Apple cider and white peach, blossom and tangerine aromas on the nose. Pleasantly silky mouthfeel and a rich palate of oak spice, lemon curd, toasted almond, and fresh acidity through the mid palate. This has amazing fresh fruit and is clean and light through to the finish where a nicely integrated oak note lingers. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Adler Fels the Eagle Rock Pinot Noir 2014

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    Ripe cherry, crushed violets and a hint of something savory on the nose, maybe with a touch of minerality and loads of sweet berry spice. A bit restrained on the palate, dry but with full fruit notes of cherry, strawberry and cranberry, herbal licorice and well integrated tar and zesty spice on the warm finish. Pleasant and nicely balanced. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Max Ferdinand Richter Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2015

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    nicely balanced, structured, sweet and creamy Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Max Ferdinand Richter Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett 2015

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    structured, creamy, with fresh sweetness of a fine riesling Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • 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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