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Dive deeper into the world of German wine – Learn how to navigate classification qualifiers and labeling requirements, get a glimpse into the work in our vineyards and cellars, and travel back to the beginning of German wine with our historical timeline.

History of German Wine

Germany’s viticultural tradition dates from Roman times, and all 13 regions are rich in cultural and historical treasures. Follow in the footsteps of monks and princes as you tour our historical timeline from Teutonic tribes to the first Spätlese harvest and beyond.

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Classification & Labels

Everything you need to know about a German wine is outlined on the label. While some producers are moving towards more modern designs, typically you will be able to find the winemaker, grape, style, quality, classification, and origin right on the bottle. With a quick lesson on putting the pieces together, German wine labels are organized, clear, and helpful.

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The path from vine to bottle involves many working steps, and the winemakers’ work – pruning and training the vines, soil care, and harvest techniques – combined with Germany’s unique climate and soil diversity contribute to exceptional wines. Glimpse a year in the life of a German winemaker and find out how all these factors impact our favorite beverage.

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