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Riesling Fellowship

Terry Theise, Terry Theise Estate SelectionsRiesling FellowTerry Theise has been a wine importer and writer for thirty years. With a love and passion for Germany, Terry began working with a group…


Grape varieties

Grape varieties The wide range of grape varieties cultivated in Germany is impressive, from "A" as in Acolon, to "Z" as in Zweigeltrebe. Whilst almost 140 varieties are planted, around two dozen of…


Viticulture & Winemaking

Climate and Weather The longer ripening period for grapes north of the Alps yields fresher, fruitier wines. read moreWork in the Vineyard Harvest is certainly the most exciting moment for the…


Outstanding Vinotheks

Outstanding Vinotheques In 2016 the German Wine Institute (DWI) issued 50 awards for outstanding vinotheques from the 13 German wine growing regions. They were selected according to strict quality…


Quality standards

The VDP Classification model The VDP model is based on a private law statute for approx. 200 elite German wine estates. It defines the quality of a wine according to "terroir", read moreMust…


Taste & Quality

Classic - has class, tastes classy Since the vintage 2000, the term ‘Classic’ has stood for above-average quality wines that taste harmoniously dry and can be combined with many dishes.Selection -…


Wine & more

Wine Vinegar Wine lovers are increasingly discovering wine vinegar as a delicious enhancement to culinary delights. read moreGrapeseed Oil Other nutritious products, such as grapeseed oil, can…


White Grapes

Ortega This crossing of Müller-Thurgau and Siegerrebe has been bred in 1948 by Hans Breider in Bavaria, who named it after the philosopher José Ortega y Gasset.  read moreElbling Elbling, an…



Spätburgunder In Germany, the Spätburgunder is to red wine what the Riesling is to white wine: the cream of the crop. In fact, Germany is the world's third largest producer of Pinot Noir. The…



Among new varieties, the Dornfelder shows great promise. A prolific, relatively early ripener, it produces wine far deeper in colour than other German red wines. In fact, it was initially bred…