New range of wines for the German Embassies abroad


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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Dr Tobias Lindner, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, took part in the selection rehearsal in person alongside 11 other high-ranking employees from various departments of the Federal Foreign Office.

Diversity from the wine country Germany

After an open call for entries, a total of 420 wines were put forward for pre-selection, from which the DWI selected the best 59 wines in a blind tasting, which were made available for the tasting in Berlin. This year's range of wines includes four sparkling wines, 15 white wines, four red wines and two rosés, as well as two non-alcoholic varieties for the first time. They come from ten different German wine-growing regions and reflect the diversity of flavours in Germany very well.

The DWI has taken care to provide foreign representatives with a very wide range of wines as a recommendation for purchasing in order to meet the very different requirements for wines worldwide. They are used at official events such as receptions or banquets organised by diplomatic embassies around the world. The diplomats can select their wine favourites from a prepared order list and order directly from the companies.

The DWI has been supporting the Federal Foreign Office in the selection of wines for many years. It also advises employees in the foreign embassies worldwide on specific wine issues and offers an annual wine seminar as part of the attaché training programme.

Wine recommendations 2024 for German missions abroad



2022 DOM Zero
Riesling non-alcoholic sweet
Bischöfliche Weingüter


2022 Dri.Ver! - Sparkling non-alcoholic
Cuvée Riesling & Sauvignon Blanc & Verjus
Dr Hinkel Winery

White wine


2023 Pinot Blanc dry
Weber Winery

2022 Souvignier Gris semi-dry, Hagnauer
Hagnau Winegrowers' Association


2023 Silvaner dry, Iphöfer Kronsberg
Winery Ernst Popp


2023 Riesling dry - blue slate
Winery Markus Fries

2022 Beetle Mosel Riesling dry
Dienhart Wines

2022 Riesling feinherb, Hatzenporter Burg Bischofstein
Winery Julia & Rabea Weckbecker

2022 Riesling feinherb, Graacher Himmelreich
Winery Kees-Kieren

2022 Riesling feinherb, Erdener Herrenberg
Lotz Winery

2023 Riesling Auslese edelsüß, Wintricher Großer Herrgott
Winery Quint


2022 Chardonnay dry
Wine manufactory Gerhard Schwarztrauber


2023 Riesling dry. Oestrich - from the Löss -
VDP Winery August Eser


2022 Sauvignon Blanc dry
Winery Eckehart Gröhl

2023 Sauvignon Blanc dry, Hesslocher
Cistercian Wines Michel

2023 Pinot Gris dry
VDP Winery Winter

2022 Riesling Spätlese dry, Niersteiner Pettenthal
Winery Heise am Kranzberg


Red wine


2020 Pinot Noir dry "CCL"
Fritz Waßmer Winery


2021 Pinot Noir dry, Dürkheimer Nonnengarten
Darting Winery

2021 Cuvée dry
Winery Neiss


2020 Merlot dry, Untertürkheimer Altenberg
Wine manufactory Untertürkheim




2022 Pinot Noir feinherb, Blanc de Noirs
Winery Wey


2022 Blanc de Noirs dry
Winery Kneisel




2021 Chardonnay dry
Winzerhof Stahl


2022 Sparkling wine Riesling extra dry
Sparkling wine cellar Edith Stein


2021 Spätburgunder brut
Rüdesheimer Sektkellerei Ohlig


2018 sparkling wine brut
Sächsisches Staatsweingut GmbH Schloss Wackerbarth