Pfalz Wine

he Pfalz is a major German wine-producing region and that country’s rising star. It’s got Germany’s sunniest and driest climate, and has gone from being a region that relied on mediocre crosses to make bad, cheap wine to a place that can make superior wines. About half the wines made in the Pfalz are dry. Though the Pfalz is located about 50 miles north of Alsace’s great Riesling vineyards, it has begun producing rich, dry wines that are reminiscent of those of that region.

The area makes excellent Rieslings. The best villages for Riesling are Ruppertsberg, Diedesheim, Forst, Wachenheim, Bad Durkheim, and Kallstadt. In addition to that noble grape, the Pfalz is becoming known for Pinot Noir (Spatburgunder in German), Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris), Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), Gewurztraminer, and Dornfelder. The last of these is a cross that has been making surprisingly quality wines in some places.

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  • 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...

  • Scheurebe

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Bassermann-Jordan

    The story of the Bassermann-Jordan winery is the story of a family dynasty which, together with o...

  • H. & R. Lingenfelder

    The Lingenfelder family has been making wine in the Pfalz region of Germany for 13 generations. W...

  • Geh. Rat Dr. Von Bassermann-jordan

    The story of the Bassermann-Jordan winery is the story of a family dynasty which, together with o...

  • Weingut Pfeffingen

    Already in the year 1622 the Schnell family was awarded the family arms by the Emperor of the Hol...

  • Müller-Catoir

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

  • Brandt Family Winery

    Brian and Camille hope that wine aficionados will find the offerings of their local homegrown win...

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  • If I were within reach of NYC on that date I would *definitely* be ... Sona, Koehler-Ruprecht, Pfalz; Gernot Kolman, Immich-Batterieberg, Mosel; Theo Zierock, Foradori, Trentino; Allesandra Bera, Bera & Figli, Piemonte; Arianna Occhipinti, Sicilia; Elena Pantaleoni, La Stoppa, Emilia-Romagna; Francesca Padovani, Campi di Fonterenza, Montalcino;... Read More

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  • Blue Fish Riesling Pfalz 2014


    Light lemon and petrol aromas. Simple and fresh on the palate with notes of lemon and melon and a crisp minerality. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • A. Christmann Riesling Idig Gg 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by Teppo

  • Black Tower Riesling 2013


    Tastes like the worst cider I've ever had. I know it's wine Read More

    Wine review by Passthewinepls

  • Carl Reh Dornfelder Sweet Germany Pfalz Red


    sweet , smooth, just what i was looking for Read More

    Wine review by lindaaflatt

  • Joseph Händler Riesling 2008


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    Wine review by eaglebass

  • Lingenfelder Grosskarlbacher Burgweg Scheurebe Kabinett Halbtrocken 2013


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

    Wine review by Russ85

  • Weinland Königsbach Neustadt Gewürztraminer Pfalz 2014


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Becker Estate Pinot Noir Pfalz 2007


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    Wine review by baileyshell

  • D - he didn't really overstep IMHO. But his book has really limited appeal ... ... in the Mosel from one in Pfalz. It has to do with your familiarity. I've been able to consistently distinguish between wine from Burgos and from Rioja Alavesa. But that's simply from familiarity. Some people can't distinguish Rioja from Ribera del Duero, or Temp... Read More

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  • having just returned from a months stay with german friends in the pfalz we were amazed by the value of the table wines.

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