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  • News DWI presents PIWI collection at ProWein 2024 22.02.2024

    Under the slogan "Grapes for the future", the German Wine Institute (DWI) will be presenting wines made from new, innovative grape varieties, also known as PIWIs, to a wide audience of experts at this year's ProWein.

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  • News Vinexpo 2024: German wines on the road to success in Norway 13.02.2024

    Last year, sales of German wines in Norway developed positively despite intensified competition in all wine categories.

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  • News Record attendance expected at Vinexpo Paris 05.02.2024

    From 12 to 14 February 2024, the German Wine Institute (DWI) will be presenting a representative selection of wines and sparkling wines from the German wine-growing regions at this year's Wine Paris & Vinexpo international wine trade fair. The joint booth of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) is located in the German Pavilion in Hall 5/2 G 069/09.

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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.


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.


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.


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


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


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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