Rediscover the Wines of Germany

" "

Cool, Versatile & Food-Friendly

When you think of German wines, the fruity, elegant Riesling varietal probably comes to mind. And there's no doubt that Germany produces some of the best Riesling in the world – especially in its renowned Mosel region – in a range of exciting and modern styles including dry and sparkling. But Germany produces other wines worth exploring across its 13 regions, from Baden in the south to the acclaimed Pfalz region on the French border. Throughout the country, the cool climate allows for grapes to keep their fresh acidity as they ripen, which creates intensely aromatic white varieties, including dry, rich Gewurztraminer, and vibrant, light-bodied reds, such as Pinot Noir, that are incredibly food-friendly and naturally low in alcohol. With so many German wineries adapting organic and biodynamic methods for grape growing – they're also wines you can feel good about.

Ready to explore these cool, versatile wines? Start with the LCBO's curated collection of German wines.  

Shop our German wines

Alt Text

This box of six wines includes Relax Riesling, Deinhard Green Label Riesling, Moselland Bernkasteler Kurfurstlay Riesling, Baden Gewurtztraminer, Black Tower Dornfelder Pinot Noir, Henkell Trocken

Can you say Zum Wohl? That’s how you say “cheers” in German when you’re sipping wine, and this carefully curated selection of six bottles is sure to inspire toasts. There are four whites, one red and one sparkling from a variety of intriguing wine regions.

In a country famous for its Rieslings, these three bottles are standouts. Try the balanced acidity and mineral finish of Deinhard Green Label Riesling Mosel with potato salad or pulled pork sandwiches. Moselland Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling is excellent with summer fare like poached salmon and savoury salads, which complement its lively flavours of fresh herbs, slate, citrus and honey. Tangerine and peach shine in off-dry Relax Riesling Mosel. Pair it with gingered tofu dishes or creamy pastas.

Another popular white is Baden Gewürztraminer. Medium-bodied and off-dry, it has floral, lychee and pear aromas that are a good match with Southeast Asian fare. For red, there’s Black Tower Dornfelder Pinot Noir Pfalz. Crafted in Rheinhessen, Germany’s largest wine region, it is light-bodied and fruity, with an easy-drinking style. Finally, there’s a bubbly: Henkell Trocken has been a food-friendly classic since 1856, with effervescent fruit and citrus notes. Sip it with appetizers, seafood, chicken or fruity desserts.

This box also comes with a handy picnic carrier.

" "

Join us for a Tasting Tour of Cool German Wines

Cool grape-growing climates like Germany’s produce refreshing, flavourful and food friendly wines: the “coolest” on earth! Join sommelier Kimberley Pollak and Erin Henderson of The Wine Sisters for a tasting tour and delicious food-pairing ideas.

Thursday July 29
7 pm

Perfect Pairings

German wines match well with everything from classic German and European cuisine to Asian food. 

" "

Asian Greens Salad with Grilled Tofu, Miso Dressing and Soy-glazed Sesame Seeds

With its bright acidity, German Riesling makes a superb match to dishes with umami flavours like this Asian greens & tofu salad.

" "

Vietnamese Chicken Rolls

Contrast the fresh and spicy ingredients in these Vietnamese spring rolls with an aromatic, fruity and pleasingly sweet Gewurztraminer.

" "

Wood-Grilled Pork with Honeyed Fennel and Apple

Fruity and vibrantly spiced Pinot Noir makes an excellent match for smoky barbecued pork or Brats with sauerkraut.