German wine is primarily produced in the west of Germany along the River Rhine and its tributaries, with the oldest plantations going back to the Roman era. Approximately 60 percent of the German wine is situated in the federal state of Rhineland – Palatine (Rheinland – Pfalz) where 6 of 13 Regions for quality wine is situated.
Today Germany has about 252.000 acres of planted vineyards making them the 10th largest producer in the global market.
Largest Wine Regions:
Rheinhessen, Palatinate (Pfalz), Baden, Wuerttemberg, Mosel
Mayor grape varieties:
Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Muller-Thurgau, Pinot Noir, Dornfelder.
Germany is home of the best Rieslings in the World.
Pinot Noir on the scale with Burgundy