The Saxony wine region, view of Wackerbarth Castle from the belvedere
The Saxony wine region - view of Wackerbarth Castle ©Deutsches Weininstitut GmbH (DWI)

The Saxony wine region: one-off wines

Wines from Saxony are known as rare gems because the Saxony wine region is the most north-easterly and one of the smallest in Europe. People have been producing wine here on the river Elbe for 850 years. Special features include the vineyards divided into small plots that are cultivated by more than 3,000 small independent growers. Saxony has a broad range of grape varieties – including goldriesling which is only grown here. The majority of Saxony wines are drunk locally, a rarity in Germany.

Area under vine and grape varieties

Soil types

Climate

Growers and cooperatives

Highlights from the wine region
Highlights

Sklandus valdymas

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