For a nation known for white wine, about 34% of Germany’s vineyard area is actually dedicated to red varieties! Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder) headlines Germany’s red wines with it being the third most widely planted varietal in the country, while other important red varietals include Dornfelder, Portugieser, and Trollinger.
From world-class Riesling to white Pinots and uniquely German grapes, white wines from Germany are known to be fruit-forward with balanced acidity. German white wine can be found in a variety of styles and price points.
Sparkling Wine (Sekt)
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Germany’s wine regions are especially suited for the production of fresh, fruity sparkling wine, and Germany’s citizens are the world champions of sparkling wine consumption.
Discover Germany’s 13 Radiant Wine Regions
The wines of Germany are shaped by the special climactic and soil conditions of some of the world’s northernmost wine growing regions, which help distinguish Germany’s wines among the world’s best. Take a virtual tour of each unique area.
German Wine & Dine
Achieve pairing perfection with German wines! Germany is home to some of the world’s most versatile grapes. Renowned for their trademark acidity and delicate fruitiness, German wines can match diverse cuisines. Check out our pairing recommendations, tips, and recipes!