German Wine VocabularyWord List & Pronunciation

Learn German wine vocabulary, for wine tasting discussions.


Germany is renowned for its rich wine culture and picturesque vineyards. Whether you're a wine enthusiast or just curious about the world of wine, learning the vocabulary in German will enhance your appreciation for this age-old beverage. In this blog post, we'll provide you with multiple lists of very useful German words related to wine.

Types of Wine

Let's start with some common types of wine you'll find in Germany:

der Rotwein
red wine
der Weißwein
white wine
der Roséwein
rosé wine
der Sekt
sparkling wine
der Champagner
champagne
der Glühwein
mulled wine
der Portwein
port wine
der Sherry
sherry
der Weißherbst
white zinfandel
der Likörwein
fortified wine
der Trockenbeerenauslese
Trockenbeerenauslese (a type of sweet wine)
der Eiswein
ice wine

Wine Regions

Germany boasts several wine regions, each with its unique character. Here are some well-known ones:

die Mosel
Moselle
der Rheingau
Rheingau
das Rheintal
Rhine Valley
die Pfalz
Palatinate
das Frankenland
Franconia
das Baden
Baden
die Ahr
Ahr Valley
die Nahe
Nahe
die Saale-Unstrut
Saale-Unstrut
die Sachsen
Saxony
das Württemberg
Württemberg
die Hessische Bergstraße
Hessische Bergstraße

Wine Tasting Terms

Now, let's learn some terms commonly used in wine tasting:

der Weinberg
vineyard
die Rebsorte
grape variety
der Jahrgang
vintage
die Weinkarte
wine list
der Korken
cork
der Weinbrand
brandy
der Weinkeller
wine cellar
der Weinprobe
wine tasting
das Bouquet
bouquet
der Abgang
finish
der Tropfen
drop
die Flasche
bottle

Wine Pairing

Lastly, let's learn about some classic wine and food pairings:

der Rotwein und Rindfleisch
red wine and beef
der Weißwein und Geflügel
white wine and poultry
der Roséwein und Fisch
rosé wine and fish
der Sekt und Meeresfrüchte
sparkling wine and seafood
der Champagner und Kaviar
champagne and caviar
der Glühwein und Lebkuchen
mulled wine and gingerbread cookies
der Portwein und Käse
port wine and cheese
der Sherry und Tapas
sherry and tapas
der Trockenbeerenauslese und Desserts
Trockenbeerenauslese and desserts
der Eiswein und Obstsalat
ice wine and fruit salad
der Likörwein und Schokolade
fortified wine and chocolate
der Weißherbst und Salate
white zinfandel and salads

We hope this vocabulary list enriches your wine experience in Germany! Whether you're exploring vineyards, tasting different wines, or enjoying wine and food pairings, these words will come in handy. Prost! (Cheers!)


Remember to drink responsibly and enjoy wine in moderation. If you have any other topics you'd like to learn about in German, feel free to let us know. Happy learning!

Note: The German vocabulary provided here is for basic reference and may not cover all wine regions or specialized wine terminology.



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