German wines

Wine production in present-day Germany dates back to ancient Roman times, to sometime from the 1st to the 4th century AD.  Most of the vineyards are planted along the Rhine river and many of the best ones are steep vineyards overlooking rivers.  Germany produces wines in many styles, namely dry, semi-sweet and sweet white wines, rosé wines, red wines and sparkling wines.  However, Germany’s reputation is primarily based on wines made from the Riesling grape variety, although there are many other varieties such as Gewürztraminer, Bacchus, Pinot Blanc (Weisser Burgunder), Pinot Gris (Grauer Burgunder or Ruländer) and Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder).  Approximately 75% of the grapes are used for white wine production.

The German wine regions are some of the most northerly in the world.  There are 13 wine regions in Germany, including the well known Rheinhessen (largest producer), Pfalz (second largest producing region), Baden (across France’s Alsace), and Mosel.   Many of the vineyards are extremely small compared to new world vineyards.  This makes the lists of wines produced long and complex, and many wines hard to obtain as production is so limited.

We currently carry the following German wines:

Schlink Haus

– Schlink Haus Dornfelder

– Schlink Haus Kabinett

– Schlink Haus Riesling