German wines are quite confidential in the landscape of European viticulture, and yet they have some nice surprises in store for you. The winegrowers cultivate a know-how and a love of the terroir close to tradition. Discover the marvelous wines served by the roadside, to be tasted in the cellars of the many producers, or even in the famous taverns.
Did you know that Germany is the largest wine importer in Europe? And yet, it produces at least as much as its inhabitants consume.
Winalist offers you a selection of the best activities and visits to wineries and castles in Germany. To discover with friends, alone, or with family, enjoy a remarkable heritage during the week and on weekends. The wine routes are waiting for you! The wine-growing territory of Germany, stretching from Lake Constance to the Elbe, produces around 36% red wine and 64% white wine. The main grape varieties in Germany are Spätburgunder and Riesling, since they cover almost 30% of the vines cultivated, particularly in the north of the country. Silvaner and Chardonnay are also present. To the south, Burgunder and other red wine varieties are more dominant. The regions of Rheinhessen and Pfalz grow the famous Spätburgunder on their land, the equivalent of Pinot Noir for connoisseurs. Fabulous landscapes await you on the wine routes in Germany, starting with the Middle Rhine Valley, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The route from Bad Bergzabern to Wachenheim Castle is a flavor trail that we absolutely recommend you experience. The route is simple and full of wineries to explore over a weekend.
How to book an experience or a wine weekend in Germany?
With Winalist, wine tourism in Germany is very easily accessible. Discover partner wineries across the country, and choose an experience that suits you. You can select several criteria to find and book your experience at the date and time of your choice, without any booking fees and in just a few clicks. Our harvesting partners also open their doors to you for a wine tourism stay on Saturday and Sunday.
Do you want to please a wine lover by offering them an oenological experience? Discover our Winalist gift card. Usable for all the proposed activities, the card is also fully customizable!
The best wine experiences in Germany
Vary the pleasures, there is something for everyone. Taste some regional specialties directly in the cellar of a producer, or come to the table for an oenological initiation accompanied by a meal with the winemaker. You will learn how to pair German wines with your dishes.
Some estates and castles invite you to their open doors or to concerts organized on site for a festive moment over a glass of wine. To discover a region, you can also opt for the walks and circuits of our partners. A business seminar to organize? Remember to consult the group excursion offers.