Additional resources

For more information on German wine please find a list of resources below:



Drinkaware aims to change the UK’s drinking habits for the better by promoting responsible drinking.

German Wine Institute

For more information about German wine around the world, visit the Deutsches WeinInstitut website.

German Wine - More Details

For details on German wine classifications and quality categories, please read the German Wine ...

Image Bank

Visit the German Wine Institute's image bank to access images all about German wine.

VDP: The Association of German Quality and Prädikat Wine Estates

Since its founding in 1910, the VDP, the world's oldest association of wine estates has been ...

Wine in Moderation

The WINE in MODERATION programme is an initiative of the European wine sector aimed at promoting ...


Learn about wine with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust


Trade body Wine and Spirit Trade Association


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Abfüller und winzer

Means bottler and winemaker. Every bottle of German wine has tostate who bottled it. This is not always identical to the producer of the grapes. Wineries buy grapes or wines which they process further and market, for example, under a brand name. The winery is the bottler. Cooperatives and wineries are usually producers as they process grapes from their own cultivation. Sometimes, however, vintners buy additional grapes.


A wine growing region in Germany close to Germany’s former capital city, Bonn. Renowned for producing elegant, well-structured and complex Pinot Noirs

Amtliche Pruefungs Nummer (AP number)

The equivalent in the UK is a lot number. The AP number that must be printed on the bottle for all Quality and Prädikat wines. The Amtliche Pruefungsnummer gives proof of an individual quality control of each wine.


the German word for wine growing region


The next ripeness level in the Prädikat system after Spätlese. (See Prädikatswein)