Guide to German Grape Varietals

Because white isn't just white and red isn't just red.

There are so many grape varieties which all come with their unique characteristics and aromas. While Riesling is clearly the celebrity among German wines there are many more grape varieties which have become very popular with German winemakers and wine lovers.

Below we tried to list a few which are commonly found on German wine menus. Along some historic facts you can also find tasting notes and information about each grapes prevalence within Germany.

For additional information check out the German Wine Institute's extensive knowledge section.