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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Popular wines made in Germany under $20

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Varietals Produced in Germany View all

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • 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 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

  • Müller-Catoir

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

  • Graff Family Vineyards

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

  • G&M Machmer

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

  • 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 ...

  • A. Christmann

    In 1845 Prof. Dr. Ludwig Häusser, professor of history at Heidelberg University and a member of t...

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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...

    Comment by 540750Zuiko 540750 Zuiko


  • Schmitt Sohne Riesling Qba 2012

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    Wine review by seatonium


  • Schmitt Sohne Riesling Spatlese Blue Bottle 2012

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    Wine review by seatonium


  • Dr.Heidemanns-Bergweiler Bernkastler Badstube Riesling Kabinett 2013

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    Haven't heard much about the 2013 vintage from Germany but this wine is a winner with rich fruit, good acid balance, mineral, traditional perfume nose and a long finish. Residual sugar probably 3%. The freshness of fruit is amazing in this wine. One in a long string of great Kabinetts from this producer (with the exception of the 2012). My ratin... Read More

    Wine review by 540750Zuiko 540750 Zuiko


  • Saint Urbans-Hof Riesling 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • J. L. Wolf Pinot Gris Villa Wolf 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris 2012

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    A bit earthy with hints of dried apple fruit on the nose along with a spicy, honeycomb like character. Elegant and fresh in the mouth, this is transparent and dances on the palate. Neither rich nor intense, this is more a wine of finesse with zesty apple fruit and a touch of river stones on the palate and through the moderately long, grapefruit ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Deppisch Rivaner Trocken 'Golf' Germany Franken 2010

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    Interesting but different German white made from the Rivaner grape (which according to Cellar Tracker is Muller-Thurgau). Very slightly "grapey" but not overly so, with some peach/apricot on the front end and a hint of minerality. Soft acidity, short finish but a decent mid week change of pace. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Loosen Bros. Riesling Dr. L Riesling 2009

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    Excellent!! Read More

    Wine review by Leigh Ann Laughon


  • So you're not a pink sludge fan?  ;-(I'm curious that nobody's ... going even further afield to Germany, Austria, Portugal, Greece and Hungary. Their infrastructural costs (esp. France's) are generally no less than California's, so why are CA wines so pricey, even domestically, forget about on the international marke Read More

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  • Rothberg Auslese Riesling Mosel 2012

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    best wine I have tried in a long time, I drink it with anything or just by itself. I am telling all my wine drinking friends about it, so far they like it too. Read More

    Wine review by c2r29b


  • 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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