Skip To Content
Paid Post

The Complete Visual Guide To German Wines

There’s more to German wine than Riesling!

1. German wines are super food-friendly for all kinds of cuisines, thanks to their typically bright acidity and mouthwatering freshness.

2. Germany has 13 distinct wine regions.

3. German wines have their own vocabulary to describe dryness and ripeness — and about 68% of all German wine is dry or off-dry.

4. The most common varieties of grapes grown in Germany include Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and Silvaner. Around 66% of vineyard area in Germany is planted with white grapes, while 34% is planted with red.

5. German sparkling wine is called Sekt — and Germans drink more sparkling wine per capita than any other country. German Sekt is a great alternative to Champagne or Prosecco!

6. German wine labels can contain a wealth of information, but it's actually pretty easy to interpret.

Want to learn more? Visit Wines of Germany to find additional information, pairing ideas, and more!

Design by Son Tuyen Huynh / BuzzFeed