Wines selected for Germany's educative wine-box


The German Wine Institute (DWI) successfully selected typical wines from all 13 quality wine regions for the so called "Germany Box".

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Deutschland-Box-Auswahlprobe: 173 wurden verdeckt verkostet
Deutschland-Box-Auswahlprobe: 173 wurden verdeckt verkostet

Some 173 German wine producers took part in the competition. The winning wines were selected in a blind tasting at the DWI. The jury consisted of top sommelier Justin Leone and the German Wine Professionals Wolfgang Dieckmann, Jasmin Priller, Lukas Sermann and Guido Seyerle.

The wines were judged both on their quality (60 percent of the score) and their representativeness as representatives of the growing region (40 percent of the score). The selection process was accompanied on the DWI's social media channels. (Video)

Typical representatives of all 13 growing regions

The "Germany Box" gives professionals the opportunity to taste typical representatives of all wine-growing regions - side by side - without great effort in order to understand the profile of the respective regions; this trains their own sensory perception. The boxes are recommended to all DWI training participants - an average of 4,000 professionals per year.

The wines are bottled individually in 0.1-litre tasting bottles and treated with a neutral-tasting, odorless and certified harmless inert gas to protect them from oxidation. The company "SommBox/ALPHA from Cologne is responsible for the production of the box, the decanting from standard 0.75 liter bottles into the miniatures and the distribution.

Sales start in February

The 'Germany boxes' are expected to go on sale in February. The boxes will also contain information material on the winning wines, wines of German origin in general and information on the DWI training course "German Wine Professionals" and the DWI's further training opportunities.

The winning selection of this contest


2022 - Spätburgunder Blanc de Noir trocken, Weingut Sonnenberg


2020 - Pinot Noir "Ballrechten Dottingen Castellberg" trocken, Weingut Kiefer-Seufert


2022 - Hergolshäuser Silvaner trocken, Weingut Uwe Geßner

Hessische Bergstraße:

2022 - Heppenheimer Roter Riesling "Terra Starkenburg", Bergsträßer Winzer eG


2022 - Riesling "Bopparder Hamm Feuerlay" Spätlese halbtrocken, Weingut August Perll


2021 - Riesling "Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr" Spätlese halbtrocken, Weingut Dr. Leimbrock


2022 - Riesling "Schlossböckelheimer In den Felsen" trocken, Weingut Hexamer


2021 - Riesling "Ruppertsberg Reiterpfad" Spätlese trocken, Weingut Dr. Josef Köhr


2021 - Riesling "Kirchenstück Im Stein VDP.Grosses Gewächs" trocken, Domdechant Werner'sches Weingut


2022 - Scheurebe trocken, Weingut Stenner


2022 - Weißburgunder "Bereich Schloss Neuenburg" trocken, Winzervereinigung Freyburg-Unstrut


2023 - Schieler "Der Rosa Schuh" trocken, Weinfamilie Schuh


2020 - Lemberger "Hebsacker Lichtenberg VDP.Erste Lage" trocken, Weingut Jürgen Ellwanger


Video clip (German language): Star-Sommelier Justin G. Leone +Jury in blind tasting of 173 Weine

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