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  • News A profile of the 13 German wine-growing regions 04.07.2024

    The German Wine Institute (DWI) has analysed what particularly distinguishes the 13 German wine-growing regions based on the Destatis vineyard survey for 2023.

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  • News Lively interest in domestic wine at German missions abroad 03.07.2024

    The wine recommendations that the Federal Foreign Office made last year following a DWI call for tenders for the German representations abroad were well received.

    Weinimporte der Deutschen Auslandsvertretungen aus dem DWI-Empfehlungssortiment
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  • News Wines of Germany "Summer of Riesling" launched in Shanghai 03.07.2024

    On June 30, 2024, the historic landmark of Shanghai, The Great World, played host to a grand German wine carnival, marking the commencement of the Wines of Germany China’s major consumer campaign for 2024, "Summer of Riesling".

    Kicking off on Saturday, June 29, from 4 pm until 5 am the following morning, "Summer of Riesling" opening festival attracted over a thousand consumers in Shanghai, comprising Shanghai locals, food and wine enthusiasts, trendsetters and influencers, international communities, and football fans alike.
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With 529 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


The Baden winegrowing region, with 15,727 hectares of vineyards the third largest in Germany, extends in a north-south direction over a length of about 400 kilometers.


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.


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


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.



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


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.


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.

Schloss Johannisberg im Rheingau


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

Trullo bei Flonheim


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 is the easternmost and, with 509 hectares, one of the smallest wine-growing regions in Germany. The vineyards only begin near Dresden, at 51 degrees north latitude.

Meissen, Blick auf den Burgberg


Among the major German wine-growing regions, Württemberg ranks fourth with 11,358 hectares. Here, red grape varieties dominate the vineyards with 65 percent.

Blick von der Kaesbergkanzel

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