The best wines of Germany

Discover the best wines of Germany as well as the best winemakers of Germany and estates of Germany to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Germany and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Germany by region

Looking for a good wine of Germany among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Germany. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Germany with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Germany

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Germany

Red wines from the region of Germany go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or pork such as recipes of the stifado, or greek-style bourguignon, sri lankan lamb rolls (mutton rolls) or pork shank half salt and vegetable stew.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Germany

On the nose the red wine of the region of Germany. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, red fruit or vegetal and sometimes also flavors of cinnamon, red cherry or licorice. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Germany. is a with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in red wine of Germany

  • 2018 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2006 With an average score of 4.46/5
  • 2003 With an average score of 4.37/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.37/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.33/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.32/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Germany

  • Spätburgunder
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Merlot
  • St. Laurent
  • Blauer Portugieser

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Germany

A wine route planned in the region of Germany? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Germany.

Discovering the wine region of Germany

Germany - famous primarily for the world-class Grape/riesling">Riesling produced in its Mosel region - is entering a New phase in its wine history. At the beginning of the 21st century, the country's winemakers are convincingly proving that they are good for more than just Mosel Riesling. High-quality German Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) is now emerging from various regions, including Baden, the Palatinate and even the tiny Ahr Valley. Overlooking a much lesser period of glory - the 1970s and 1980s - Germany has a Long and illustrious history of viticulture.

The Romans established the country's first Vineyards along the banks of the Moselle River near present-day Trier. In the third century AD, plantings spread to several neighbouring valleys, mainly those of the Moselle's tributaries. During the Middle Ages, the Christian church, especially the Cistercian and Benedictine monasteries, had a great influence on the development of viticulture and the production of quality wine in Germany. Two of the most famous names in German wine - the Rheingau vineyards Schloss Johannisberg and Kloster Eberbach - were established as monasteries and have been producing wine for almost 900 years.

Germany's largest grape variety, Riesling, was first documented in the Rheingau in 1435, and found its way to the Moselle shortly afterwards. In 1720, Johannisberg Castle became the first large vineyard to be planted exclusively with this "superior" variety. In the mid to late 18th century, botrytised wines developed, and by the 19th century, Rhine wines were selling at prices higher than those of the first growths of Bordeaux. The German wine industry lost its way in terms of quality during the 20th century, expanding plantings to less favourable sites and increasing yields to levels where quality was severely compromised.

Great white wines of Germany

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Germany

White wines from the region of Germany go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, shellfish or spicy food such as recipes of pork cheek with beer, tagliatelle with scallops or stuffed round zucchini.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Germany

On the nose the white wine of the region of Germany. often reveals types of flavors of cream, lemon zest or baked apple and sometimes also flavors of lychee, mango or elderflower. In the mouth the white wine of the region of Germany. is a powerful with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in white wine of Germany

  • 1988 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1976 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1990 With an average score of 4.76/5
  • 1998 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1994 With an average score of 4.60/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Germany

  • Riesling

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Germany

A wine route planned in the region of Germany? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Germany.

Discover the grape variety: Chardonnay

The white Chardonnay is a grape variety that originated in France (Burgundy). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches, and small grapes. White Chardonnay can be found in many vineyards: South West, Burgundy, Jura, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Savoie & Bugey, Loire Valley, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Armagnac, Lorraine, Alsace, Provence & Corsica.

Great sparkling wines of Germany

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Germany

Sparkling wines from the region of Germany go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or spicy food such as recipes of ultra-simple honey roast pork, risotto with fresh salmon and spinach funambuline style or kimo (malagasy dish with beef).

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Germany

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Germany. often reveals types of flavors of non oak, earth or microbio and sometimes also flavors of vegetal, oak or tree fruit.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Germany

  • 1900 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 1991 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 1987 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.21/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Germany

  • Riesling
  • Pinot Noir
  • Chardonnay
  • Spätburgunder
  • Schwarzriesling
  • Elbling

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Germany

A wine route planned in the region of Germany? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Germany.

The word of the wine: Chaptalization

The addition of sugar at the time of fermentation of the must, an ancient practice, but theorized by Jean-Antoine Chaptal at the dawn of the 19th century. The sugar is transformed into alcohol and allows the natural degree of the wine to be raised in a weak or cold year, or - more questionably - when the winegrower has a harvest that is too large to obtain good maturity.

Great pink wines of Germany

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Germany

Pink wines from the region of Germany go well with generally quite well with dishes of vegetarian, beef or veal such as recipes of magic cake cheese quiche, hungarian goulash or osso buco with mushrooms.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Germany

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Germany. often reveals types of flavors of apples, apricot or pepper and sometimes also flavors of sour cherry, rhubarb or yeast.

The best vintages in pink wine of Germany

  • 2020 With an average score of 4.23/5
  • 2000 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.02/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.01/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.99/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Germany

  • Pinot Noir
  • Merlot
  • Spätburgunder
  • Trollinger
  • Blauer Portugieser
  • Dornfelder

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Germany

A wine route planned in the region of Germany? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Germany.

Discover the grape variety: Sylvaner

The sylvaner is grown mainly in Germany and Alsace. The buds are somewhat cottony and the young leaves are green. The same applies to the ribbed branches. Once mature, the dominant colour is golden-green and small elliptical berries with small to medium-sized bunches can be seen. The ripe fruit is then adorned by five-lobed leaves. This variety is susceptible to chlorosis, gray mold, powdery mildew and mildew. It is also sensitive to frost and wind because of its long branches. It can be grown in any kind of soil, although it prefers stony, sandy and light soils. It is indeed moderately acidic and offers a complex set of aromas such as bitter almond, fruity and floral background. The taste has an excellent mixture of honey and candied or dried fruits.

Great sweet wines of Germany

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Germany

Sweet wines from the region of Germany go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, shellfish or spicy food such as recipes of cheese crusts, shrimp and zucchini with curry and coconut milk or tunisian tagine.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Germany

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Germany. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, ginger or almonds and sometimes also flavors of stone fruit, straw or elderflower. In the mouth the sweet wine of the region of Germany. is a powerful with a good balance between acidity and sweetness.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Germany

  • 1971 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1993 With an average score of 4.53/5
  • 1979 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 1985 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 1990 With an average score of 4.49/5
  • 1994 With an average score of 4.45/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Germany

  • Riesling

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Germany

A wine route planned in the region of Germany? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Germany.

The word of the wine: Tranquil (wine)

Refers to a non-sparkling wine.

Great natural sweet wines of Germany

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Want to buy a natural-sweet wine of Germany cheap or sell a natural-sweet wine of Germany at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Germany

Natural sweet wines from the region of Germany go well with generally quite well with dishes of vegetarian, pork or rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) such as recipes of tuna, pepper and tomato quiche, old-fashioned pork roll or tagliatelle with salmon.

Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of Germany

On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of Germany. often reveals types of flavors of tropical fruit, non oak or oak and sometimes also flavors of red fruit.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Germany

  • 2012 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.70/5

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Germany

  • Spätburgunder
  • Riesling
  • Dornfelder
  • Pinot Noir Précoce
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Lemberger

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Germany

A wine route planned in the region of Germany? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best natural-sweet wine of Germany.

Discover the grape variety: Riesling

White Riesling is a grape variety that originated in France (Alsace). It produces a variety of grape specially used for the elaboration of wine. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches, and small grapes. White Riesling can be found in many vineyards: Alsace, Loire Valley, Languedoc & Roussillon, Lorraine, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, South West.

News from the vineyard of Germany

Andrew Jefford: ‘2021 has been the year of all the miseries’

How’s the weather been this year? Awful. ‘La nature m’écoeure’, one of my wine-growing friends posted on Facebook on 8 April, having been out to look at the frost-crippled shoots on his vines that morning: ‘Nature disgusts me’. It takes a lot to make a wine-grower feel that. He wasn’t alone. Jeremiads echo around the northern hemisphere as 2021 closes. It’s been the year of all the miseries. None suffered more horribly than the growers of Germany’s Ahr valley, where floodwaters caused by the fou ...

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