German Wine

About 60% of the annual german wine production originates from Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) in south west germany. Although wild vine varieties where common along the rhine river and its branches the cultivation of vine started in the roman era about 2000 years ago.

 

There are 13 different wine growing regions for Qualitäswein:

Ahr, 548 hectar
Baden, 16 008 hectar
Franken, 6123 hectar
Bergstraße, 435 hectar
Mittelrhein, 460 hectar
Mosel, 8975 hectar
Nahe, 4124 hectar
Pfalz, 23353 hectar
Rheingau, 3088 hectar
Rheinhessen, 26281 hectar
Saale-Unstrut, 663 hectar
Sachsen, 416 hectar
Württemberg, 11522 hectar

 

 

Overall about 140 different varietys of wine are planted in germany, 35 of them are red wine varietys. The most important grape varietys in germany with the according acreage of 2007 are:

 

Riesling, 21722 hectar
Müller-Thurgau, 13824 hectar
Spätburgunder (Pinot noir), 11820 hectar
Dornfelder, 8185 hectar
Silvaner, 5261 hectar
Blauer Portugieser, 4551 hectar
Grauburgunder (pinot gris), 4413 hectar
Kerner, 3848 hectar
Weißer Burgunder, Weißburgunder (pinot blanc), 3589 hectar
Trollinger, 2504 hectar
Schwarzriesling (pinot meunir), 2397 hectar
Regent, 2182 hectar
Bacchus, 2061 hectar
Scheurebe, 1702 hectar
Lemberger, 1702 hectar
Gutedel, 1129 hectar
Chardonnay, 1120 hectar
Gewürztraminer, 831 hectar
St. Laurent, 675 hectar
Huxelrebe, 656 hectar
Ortega, 653 hectar
Faberrebe, 632 hectar
Elbling, 580 hectar
Morio-Muskat, 517 hectar
Acolon, 473 hectar
Merlot, 431 hectar
Domina, 404 hectar
Dunkelfelder, 362 hectar
Sauvignon blanc, 336 hectar
Cabernet mitos, 320 hectar
Cabernet sauvignon, 278 hectar
Frühburgunder (pinot noir precoce), 251 hectar
Cabernet Dorsa, 222 hectar
Auxerrois, 177 hectar
Gelber Muskateller, 156 hectar
Heroldrebe, 163 hectar
Reichensteiner, 113 hectar
Siegerrebe, 108 hectar
Ehrenfelser, 100 hectar