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  • News Dry wines increasingly popular 22.05.2024

    German wines are becoming drier. According to the German Wine Institute (DWI), based on data from the nationwide quality wine test, over half of all German quality and premium wines (51 per cent) were offered in dry flavours last year.

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  • News New range of wines for the German Embassies abroad 10.05.2024

    The Federal Foreign Office (AA) and the German Wine Institute (DWI) have selected 27 wines and sparkling wines as the new range of recommendations for the 225 German embassies abroad at a tasting in Berlin.

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  • News Federal Minister of Agriculture Cem Özdemir visits The German Wine Institute 08.05.2024

    On May 7, 2024, the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Cem Özdemir was a guest at the German Wine Institute (DWI) and the German Wine Academy (DWA) in Bodenheim near Great Wine Capital Mainz. Germany.

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Ahr

With 562 hectares of vineyards, the Ahr is one of the smallest wine-growing regions in Germany. Mainly red wines thrive on the steep slopes above the river.

Ahr Weinregion

Baden

The Baden winegrowing region, with 15,836 hectares of vineyards the third largest in Germany, extends in a north-south direction over a length of about 400 kilometers.

Franken

The Bocksbeutel is the trademark of Franconian wine, which has been cultivated for over 1200 years, especially along the Main River. Franconian wine country is bordered by the Rhön Mountains to the north, the Steigerwald Forest to the east, the Tauber Valley to the south and the Spessart Mountains to the west.

Hessische Bergstraße

When it is still cool in March or April in some places, the almond blossom already begins on the Hessian Bergstrasse. Spring usually starts a few days earlier.

Mittelrhein

The Rhine Valley between Bingen and Bonn offers a picturesque backdrop. Vineyards crowned by castles and medieval towns adorn the banks of the Rhine.

Blick auf Bacharach, Mittelrhein

Mosel

The wine-growing region along the Moselle, Saar and Ruwer rivers is considered Germany's oldest wine region. The Romans brought viticulture to the Moselle on a grand scale.

Nahe

On the Nahe, visitors can expect gentle greenery, romantic river valleys and dramatic rock formations and also hospitable winegrowers and their diverse wines.

Pfalz

the Palatinate has many superlatives: the largest wine festival in the world in Bad Dürkheim, but also the first and most famous wine street, the German Wine Street.

Rheingau

It is thanks to a freak of nature that the Rhine, which otherwise flows in a northerly direction, turns almost at right angles to the west at Wiesbaden, only to flow north again just 30 kilometers later at Rüdesheim am Rhein.

Rheinhessen

A thousand hills and vines as far as the eye can see - that is Rheinhessen, Germany's largest wine-growing region.

Saale-Unstrut

Two rivers give the growing region its name, as the mostly terraced vineyards are mainly located in the narrow river valleys of the Saale and Unstrut rivers.

Sachsen

Sachsen is the easternmost and, with 493 hectares, one of the smallest wine-growing regions in Germany. The vineyards only begin near Dresden, at 51 degrees north latitude.

Württemberg

Among the major German wine-growing regions, Württemberg ranks fourth with 11,461 hectares. Here, red grape varieties dominate the vineyards with almost 70 percent.

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