German Wine Regions

Germany Wine Map

German Varieties 2017

24 000 hectares
Müller Thurgau
13 000
Spätburgunder - Pinot Noir
12 000
8 000
Pinot Gris
6 000
5 000
5 000
Blauer Portugieser
3 000
3 000
2 000

Wine Regions

Rheinhessen (26 500 hectare)

Rheinhessen is the larges wine region in Germany. It is located south of Rheingau, east of Nahe, and north of Pfalz, along the river Rhein.

Pfalz (23 500 ha)

Pfaltz is one of the largest wine regions in Germany. Some of the best Rieslings in the world comes from this area.

Baden (16 000 ha)

The Baden wine region is located south in Gemany. The climate is relatively warm and dry. The region produces well balanced Pinot Noirs. Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc from this area are often oaked.

Württemberg (11 500 ha)

Württemberg is large wine region. It produces mainly cool-climat red wines like Blaufränkisch (Lemberger), Trollinger (Schiava), and Schwarzriesling. Most of the wine produced in the region is consumed locally.

Mosel (9 000 ha)

Mosel is probably the most famos of the German wine districts. The region is dominated by the Riesling production (90%), and is known for fine white Rieslings with a perfect balance of acidity and sweetness.

Franken (6 000 ha)

Franken is located in Bavaria, a little east from the well known Rhein regions. The region is best known for its production of a well balanced Silvaner

Nahe (4 000 ha)

Nahe is located soth of the Rhein. The dominating production (85%) is a typical Riesling with high acidity and typical citrus aromas.

Rheingau (3 000 ha)

Rheingau is located on the Rhein. The dominating grape is Riesling (85%), but the region also produces fine cool-climate Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder).

Ahr (600 ha)

Ahr is a small cool-climate wine region located north of Mosel. The wine region follows the river of Ahr. Unlike the two neighborts Mosel and Mittel-Rhein who produce around 85% white wine, Ahr produces around 85% red wine, and the Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) from this area is known to taste red cherries, sweet spices, together with an earty and complex minerality.

Mittel-Rhein (500 ha)

Mittel-Rein is another small cool-climat wine region located norh of Mosel. It follows the river Rhein, and it is dominated by more than 70% Riesling production.