List Page Learn About Content Graphic

German Wine

Learn about German wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...

undefined, null

As the world’s northernmost fine wine producing region, Germany faces some of the most extreme climatic and topographic challenges in viticulture. But fortunately this country’s star variety, Riesling, is cold-hardy enough to survive freezing winters, and has enough natural acidity to create balance, even in wines with the highest levels of residual sugar. Riesling responds splendidly to Germany’s variable terroir, allowing the country to build its reputation upon fine wines at all points of the sweet to dry spectrum, many of which can age for decades.

Classified by ripeness at harvest, Riesling can be picked early for dry wines or as late as January following the harvest for lusciously sweet wines. There are six levels in Germany’s ripeness classification, ordered from driest to sweetest: Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein (ice wine). While these classifications don’t exactly match the sweetness levels of the finished wines, the Kabinett category will include the drier versions and anything above Auslese will have noticeable—if not noteworthy—sweetness. Eiswein is always remarkably sweet.

Other important white varieties include Müller-Thurgau as well as Grauburguner (Pinot Gris) and Weissburguner (Pinot Blanc). The red, Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir), grown in warmer pockets of the country can be both elegant and structured.

As the fourth largest wine producer in Europe (after France, Italy and Spain), in contrast to its more Mediterranean neighbors, Germany produces about as much as it consumes—and is also the largest importer of wine in the E.U.

Filter by
21 Items
21 Items
  • Donnhoff Oberhauser Bruke Riesling Spatlese 2002 Front Label
    Donnhoff Oberhauser Bruke Riesling Spatlese 2002
    Riesling from Nahe, Germany
    • RP97
    • WS92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $149.97
    Try the
    149 97
    149 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Josef Leitz Rudesheimer Magdalenekreuz Riesling Spatlese 2002 Front Label
    Josef Leitz Rudesheimer Magdalenekreuz Riesling Spatlese 2002
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
    • WS92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Regular price
    Currently Unavailable $29.99
    Try the
    29 99
    29 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2002 Front Label
    J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2002
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $52.99
      Try the
      52 99
      52 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel 2002 Front Label
      Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel 2002
      Riesling from Nahe, Germany
      • RP94
      • WS92
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $44.99
      Try the
      44 99
      44 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Spatlese Trocken 2002 Front Label
      Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Spatlese Trocken 2002
      Riesling from Nahe, Germany
      • RP96
      • WS91
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $44.99
      Try the
      44 99
      44 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • J.J. Christoffel Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spatlese 2002 Front Label
      J.J. Christoffel Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spatlese 2002
      Riesling from Mosel, Germany
      • RP89
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $26.99
      Try the
      26 99
      26 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Donnhoff Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spatlese 2002 Front Label
      Donnhoff Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spatlese 2002
      Riesling from Nahe, Germany
      • RP92
      • WS90
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $47.99
      Try the
      47 99
      47 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Auslese 2002 Front Label
      Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Auslese 2002
      Riesling from Nahe, Germany
      • RP94
      • WS92
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $51.99
      Try the
      51 99
      51 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Spatlese 2002 Front Label
      Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Spatlese 2002
      Riesling from Germany
      • RP96
      • WS91
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Regular price
      Currently Unavailable $66.99
      Try the
      66 99
      66 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Weingut Willi Schaefer Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2002 Front Label
      Weingut Willi Schaefer Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2002
      Riesling from Mosel, Germany
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Regular price
        Currently Unavailable $84.99
        Try the
        84 99
        84 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Weingut Johannishof Rudesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Spatlese 2002 Front Label
        Weingut Johannishof Rudesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Spatlese 2002
        Riesling from Rheingau, Germany
        • WS94
        • RP91
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Regular price
        Currently Unavailable $39.99
        Try the
        39 99
        39 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Donnhoff Oberhauser Bruke Riesling Eiswein (375ML Half-bottle) 2002 Front Label
        Donnhoff Oberhauser Bruke Riesling Eiswein (375ML Half-bottle) 2002
        Riesling from Nahe, Germany
        • RP100
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Regular price
        Currently Unavailable $469.00
        Try the
        469
        469
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Weingut Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese A P #1003 2002 Front Label
        Weingut Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese A P #1003 2002
        Riesling from Mosel, Germany
        • RP97
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Regular price
        Currently Unavailable $195.00
        Try the
        195
        195
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Robert Weil Kiedrich Grafenberg Riesling Auslese 2002 Front Label
        Robert Weil Kiedrich Grafenberg Riesling Auslese 2002
        Riesling from Rheingau, Germany
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Regular price
          Currently Unavailable $139.97
          Try the
          139 97
          139 97
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Auslese A P # 5403 2002 Front Label
          Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Auslese A P # 5403 2002
          Riesling from Mosel, Germany
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Regular price
            Currently Unavailable $120.00
            Try the
            120
            120
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Weingut Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese A P #1403 (375ml half-bottle) 2002 Front Label
            Weingut Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese A P #1403 (375ml half-bottle) 2002
            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
            • RP98
            • WS92
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Regular price
            Currently Unavailable $169.00
            Try the
            169
            169
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Riesling Goldkapsel/GKA #3103  2002 Front Label
            J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Riesling Goldkapsel/GKA #3103 2002
            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
            • WS94
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Regular price
            Currently Unavailable $175.00
            Try the
            175
            175
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Weingut Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese A P#1403 (375ml half-bottle) 2002 Front Label
            Weingut Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese A P#1403 (375ml half-bottle) 2002
            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
            • RP98
            • WS92
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Regular price
            Currently Unavailable $175.00
            Try the
            175
            175
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Weingut Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spatlese A P #0903 2002 Front Label
            Weingut Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spatlese A P #0903 2002
            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
            • RP93
            • WS92
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Regular price
            Currently Unavailable $89.00
            Try the
            89
            89
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Weingut Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spatlese A P #1203 2002 Front Label
            Weingut Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spatlese A P #1203 2002
            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
            • RP94
            • WS90
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Regular price
            Currently Unavailable $99.00
            Try the
            99
            99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2002 Front Label
            J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2002
            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
            • WS92
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Regular price
            Currently Unavailable $35.98
            Try the
            44 99
            35 98
            Save $9.01 (20%)
          Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

          Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
          Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

          It's easy to make the switch.
          Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

          Yes, Update Now

          Search for ""

          Processing Your Order...