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Grape varieties

… 11.5% of the vineyard area is planted with Spätburgunder, making it the most important red wine grape in Germany.White Grapes Riesling is the premier grape variety in the Rheingau and Mosel region…


Viticulture & Winemaking

… & Weather The longer ripening period for grapes north of the Alps yields fresher, fruitier wines. read moreWork in the vineyard & cellar Many stages of work are involved before a finished bottle of…


Taste & Quality

…Sparkling wine (Sekt)The wine law defines four basic styles to express the degree of dryness or sweetness of a still wine. read moreSpecialty & Regional winesIn addition to various types of wine whose names derive…


Wine & more

…Mushrooms, pumpkin & wine Autumnal delights are distinguished by their variety of taste and colour. Suitable wines from the German wine-growing regions are the crowning glory of autumnal mushroom and pumpkin dishes.…


Red Grapes

… Noir) that ripens quite early. read moreSpätburgunderIn Germany, the Spätburgunder is to red wine what the Riesling is to white wine: the cream of the crop. read moreTrollinger This very old red…


White Grapes

… the skin of the Grauburgunder grape is coloured reddish-grey, it is classified as a white wine variety. It is also commonly known as Pinot Gris in France and Pinot Grigio in Italy.  read…


Work in the Wineyard & Cellar

… the authorities to monitor total production and, if necessary, deal with surplus production. Each wine-growing region has specific yield limitations. If a grower exceeds the limit, the surplus cannot be…


Climate & Weather

… The longer ripening period for grapes north of the Alps yields fresher, fruitier wines. Germany is among the most northerly wine-growing countries of the world. It is primarily the warm Gulf Stream and its tempering…


Soil & Sites

… geographical units, large and small, to distinguish between the two fundamental quality categories of wine that exist within the European Union: Deutscher Wein (former "Tafelwein") and Qualitätswein…



…HistoryWorld's oldest bottle of wine, Historisches Museum der Pfalz in SpeyerToday's grape varieties evolved during a centuries-long process of selection. The wild vines that tasted best and seemed best-suited for…