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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Grape variety, internationally grown and famous for its intensive, aromatic wines. Typically shows aromes of roses and lychee.


German synonym for internationally known Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio.

Grosses Gewäches (First / Great Growth)

A quality level in all German wine regions excluding the Rheingau, where it is named “Erstes Gewäches”. A “Grosses Gewäches” wine must have been grown in certified vineyards and can only be produced by a VDP member winery. Always vinified dry, red wines may not be released before 1st of September two years after the vintage, white wines not before 1st of September of the following year. In each wine region, there are only a few grape varieties permitted for producing “Grosses Gewäches” wines.