German Wine Labels – Page 3: Vineyards and Sites

Page 3 – German Vineyard Names Please take careful note of the disclaimer at the bottom of this page. Okay, German vineyard names tend to look quite daunting. They’re often long, employing at least two unfamiliar polysyllabic names, and are often coupled with producer names of equal length and other unknown terminology like that explained…Continue reading German Wine Labels – Page 3: Vineyards and Sites

German Wine Labels – Page 4: The VDP Classification

Page 4 – The VDP Classification Now, as if all that wasn’t enough, the Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter (VDP) has developed their own system for naming wines. Coming about partly as a reaction to the 1971 reforms to the German Wine Law and the problems associated with it, it keeps many aspects of the official system…Continue reading German Wine Labels – Page 4: The VDP Classification

Brauneberger Juffer and Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr

Brauneberger Juffer and Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr In a land filled with vineyard sites paradoxically both renowned and difficult to pronounce (or even remember, in the case of non-speakers of German), the precipitous Brauneberger Juffer, found a bit short of halfway to Koblenz from Trier, offers one of the most important: Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr. If you enjoy Riesling…Continue reading Brauneberger Juffer and Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr