Explore the Wines of Germany

A couple relaxing after a days' cycling by the Danube
A couple relaxing after a days' cycling by the Danube

Explore the Wines of Germany

German wine is light, lively and fruity 

 
Exploring Germany for its wine may not be the most front of mind reason to visit (beer, history, castles?). However, Germany has some of the oldest plantations which date back to the Roman period. They are the eighth largest wine producing country in the world, making about 1.3 bottles of the good stuff annually. White wine is their biggest drop, accounting for two thirds of their production.
 
Vineyards near Breisgau alongside the Black Forest |  <i>Ernst Wrba</i>
 
The German Wine Institute has produced a top notch film that documents how their wine is crafted. It features interviews with people from all stages of the oenology (winemaking) process: growers, sommeliers, wine critics, and drinkers.
 
So uncork a bottle of 'wein' (maybe get it from Aldi to immerse yourself completely?!), sit back and watch this half hour video that explores wines of Germany.
 
 
> Explore Germany on our affordable self guided and small group tours. Click here to view them all.
 
What do you make of German wine? Will you say 'nein' to a stein of beer and opt for the wine instead? Let us know in the comments!
 
  
Germany, Wine, Walking, Cycling, Vineyards, Food, Drink, Travel

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