German Wine Institute – all about German wines and their regions

The German Wine Institute (Deutsches Weininstitut - DWI) is the central communication and marketing organisation of the German wine industry. It is an umbrella organisation for all players of the industry and promotes Wines of Germany on a global scale.

Based in Bodenheim, near the state capital Mainz, the institute currently employs 42 people and operates twelve information offices worldwide. Sales of German quality wines are supported through communication, particularly in the medium and high-price segments. Measures include press relations, online communication, public relations, advertising campaigns and events as well as presentations at trade fairs worldwide, training programs, seminars and market research. All of the DWI's communication and marketing campaigns pursue one goal: to convince consumers worldwide of the uniqueness of the quality and Prädikat wines from the 13 German wine-growing regions. Important topics for this are the long ripening period of the "cool climate zone", which benefits the development of aromas, the importance of wine culture and tourism, in short: the unique tension between tradition and modernity.

German wine growing regions:
German wine differs from wines of other countries — it's light, lively and fruity, thanks to Germany's unique climatic and geological conditions. With the exception of Saale-Unstrut and Sachsen in the east, the wine-growing regions are concentrated in the south and southwestern part of Germany. They are among the most northerly wine regions in the world and straddle the border between the humid Gulf Stream climate of the west and the dry continental climate of the east.

The long growing season and moderate summer temperatures bring forth filigree wines that are relatively low in alcohol. The diversity of German wine stems from the many soil types and grape varieties — there is no "uniform" type or style of German wine — and this diversity is reflected in Germany's 13 wine-growing regions.

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Kontakt & Ansprechpartner

Deutsches Weininstitut GmbH

Platz des Weines 2

55294 Bodenheim, Germany

Tel.: 0049-(0)6135-9323-0

Fax: 0049-(0)6135-9323-130



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