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Wine Country: Germany

Germany has a history of wine making that dates back to 100 B.C. when Romans, who conquered the region, began producing wines on local soil. The Romans were the first to recognise the potential of the German soil. During the Middle Ages, monks upheld the tradition of making wine and cultivated the vineyards that are famous today.

The most intriguing fact about German wines is the fact that they are of good quality despite being produced in one of the coldest growing regions in the world. These wonderful wines are being produced in Germany’s thirteen wine growing regions, namely Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Rheingau, Mittelrhein, Baden, Sachsen, Franken, Pfalz, Württemberg, Hessische Bergstrasse, Rheinhessen, Nahe, Ahr, Saale-Unstrut.

With the exception of Saale-Unstrut and Sachsen in the east, most of the regions are located on slopes locating southward. This is to assure longest exposure to the sun. They are also often found in river valleys, such as the Rhine and Mosel, because of the water’s ability to moderate night temperatures and reflect the warmth of the sun. These regions are among the most northerly wine regions in the world and straddle the border between the humid Gulf Stream climate of the west and the dry Continental climate of the east.

The wines produced in these regions are exceptional because of the unique terroir and traditional production methods used in Germany. A lot of care and attention goes into the wine production. German vintners have the ability to blend centuries-old experience with the latest in modern viticulture and are exacting in their methods. They harvest the grapes for their best wines by hand, use “green” or sustainable production techniques, age their whites in stainless steel tanks and the reds in traditional aged oak barrels. This process results in light, lively, fruit-forward yet terroir driven wines. Though German wines are quality wines, it is the naturally high acidity; outstanding fruit and transparent quality of the German Riesling that became their trademark around the world.