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Celebrating the first ever Silvaner planting in Germany

Castell – that’s almost a synonym for Silvaner. There is evidence that the first Silvaner was planted here, in this picturesque place in Lower Franconia, in 1659. The fact that the Fürstlich Castell’sche Domänenamt is so skilled with this grape variety is rooted in tradition and a dedicated passion for it. We are proud and excited to bring the 6. Apriles 1659 Silvaner to North America, available March 2022. The name honors the date of the first Silvaner planting in Franken. Shades of pale gold glimmer in the glass as enchanting to the eye as…

Bringing You Cool Nahe Rieslings From Iconic Gut Hermannsberg

We are delighted to share the latest news on our exclusive German VDP wines. Have your diary ready as you’ll want to make some notes!First of all, we’re very happy to introduce Gut Hermannsberg, our anchor winery from the Nahe wine region. We are excited to announce that we’ll be carrying its amazing range of Rieslings starting March 2022 and wanted to give you a sneak preview of what we’ll be offering.To visit the estate winery of Gut Hermannsberg, you drive along narrow, winding roads between steep vine-covered slopes through the enchanting Nahe…

Class is the Glass

You’re relaxing in a favorite spot, have a bottle of amazing wine, and are blessed with great company. Is there anything else that could possibly make your wine taste better? Yes. The glass. New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov shares his views on the perfect wine glass …

We’ll See You at ProWein!

We’re excited to say we’re attending ProWein and looking forward to meeting with you and our growers we’re set to announce in the coming weeks. After two years of being terribly missed because of the pandemic, this key international wine fair has just moved from its original March date and, fingers crossed, will likely now take place in May.

Fine German Wines Return to New York in Style

On our recent Wine Tour through Baden, we discovered this gem from one of our growers: A vintage wine list from Waldorf Astoria. Can you guess who we are bringing back to New York? For more historic NY Restaurant wine lists, check out this 2015 piece from Vinepair.

Happy New Year and (Very!) Exciting News for German Wine Fans…

After a year of highs and lows, we’re delighted to start 2022 with some fantastic news for German wine lovers! Polish your glasses and get ready to make a toast because we’re launching a dedicated import business that will deliver wines straight to your doorstep from 12 top wine producers in nine iconic German wine regions. After a decade as a German wine broker offering wine tasting events, crafting private label brands, and creating the Fine German Wine Club, we are super excited to now offer such rare, top-tier wines to our US…

Wishing You Peaceful Holidays

Unbelievable that 2021 is coming to an end! It’s been a rollercoaster of a year, but, thankfully, one thing has remained the same through all the highs and lows and that’s fine German wine. Danke schön for all of your support this year and we hope a beautiful glass of Riesling, Sekt, or Spätburgunder has offered some welcome cheer and inspiration during a difficult time. From Wunderwein and all of our families, we hope the festive season brings you and your loved ones peace, health, and love. This year we need it more…

Inspiring Bubbles for Celebrations!

If you’re stocking up on sparkling wine for the upcoming festivities and need some inspiration, check out the winners of the Gourmetwelten German sparkling wine competition held in Berlin. Brut, Blanc de Blancs, or Rosé, there’s plenty of German bubbly to enjoy over the holidays!

The History of Gluhwein

‘Tis the season to make spicy, red, warming gluhwein! You may not be able to visit a festive German market this year, but you can always enjoy a cheering mug of this traditional holiday drink. While you’re it, why not learn about the fascinating tale of gluhwein?

Modern German Winemaking in a Nutshell!

Why is Riesling a firm favorite with German winemakers? What do Müller-Thurgau, Spätburgunder, and Silvaner have to offer? What are the best food pairings for German wine? Get a sommelier’s snap-shot of modern German winemaking in the holiday season.