Wine enthusiasts traveling in Germany can experience a myriad of activities if they know where to go and what to look for. Whether planning a month or a day in Germany's wine country, a variety of options are available to travelers.
The German National Tourist Office is your source for all the essential information you need about traveling to Germany. The Web site is packed with information intended solely for the North American market - top locations, the best events and unparalleled insights into the best Germany has to offer from a wine tourism perspective. A special section outlines German wine tourism opportunities to experience true German Gemütlichkeit - the notion of belonging, social acceptance, and cheerfulness. We think it can only be enhanced by a delicious meal and fine bottle of German wine!
Although many small producers will welcome you into their winery, most of the more prominent German wine producers only accept visitors with a reservation. We recommend that you call before visiting the winery, make arrangements prior to going to Germany by yourself or through your local wine shop, or by contacting the regional wine boards listed below for producer suggestions. Another option is to visit a wine shop in one of the larger German towns and ask the proprietor for recommendations.
It's easy to discover people and places in German wine country. Year for year, for example, there are more than a thousand wine festivals where wine lovers and connoisseurs can enjoy German wines away from home. Simply refer to our comprehensive calendar of events to learn when and where you can become acquainted with wine-growers and their wines. Here, too, you'll find the dates and locations of seminars, fairs, culinary wine tastings, auctions and all sorts of wine-related events.