German wine differs from wines of other countries — it's light, lively and fruity, thanks to Germany's unique climatic
and geological conditions.
With the exception of Saale-Unstrut and Sachsen in the east, the wine-growing regions are concentrated in the south and
southwestern part of Germany. They are among the most northerly wine regions in the world and straddle the border between
the humid Gulf Stream climate of the west and the dry Continental climate of the east. The long growing season and moderate
summer temperatures bring forth filigree wines that are relatively low in alcohol. The diversity of German wine stems from
the many soil types and grape varieties — there is no "uniform" type or style of German wine — and this
diversity is reflected in Germany's 13 wine-growing regions.