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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  • Brandt Family Winery

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

  • A. Christmann

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

  • Weingut Pfeffingen

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

  • 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...

  • Bassermann-Jordan

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

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  • Weinland Königsbach Neustadt Deidesheimer Hofstück Gewurztraminer Kabinett Pfalz 2016


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • August Kesseler Pinot Noir Pfalz 2014


    Ripe berry blend of blueberry and raspberry with a fresh cherry blossom note and a hint of spice. Clean, fresh and lively palate of licorice, ripe cherry and fresh strawberry with a lot of zesty character, fun spice and just enough tannin to add a bit of texture to the mid palate so the hint of earthiness on the finish is in perfect balance. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Weinland Königsbach Neustadt Deidesheimer Hofstück Dornfelder Weissherbst Pfalz 2015


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé 2015


    Floral cherry and mixed berry aromas. Easy drinking with simple cherry notes on the palate, a hint of medicine and tart cranberry and a violet petal finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rose Pfalz 2016


    Light watermelon and raspberry aromas are restrained and pleasant. This has a touch of effervescence on the palate, bold cranberry and cherry fruit and a sharp finish of minerality and depth. Refreshing. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • 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


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    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

  • 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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