9.500.000 hectolitres of wine
are produced on average per year on approximately 100.000 hectares of vineyard area in 13 German wine-growing districts - mostly on the banks of the river Rhine and its tributaries.
Enlarge image (© picture alliance) This amounts to almost 6% of the total wine production of the European Union.
That makes Germany the fourth largest wine producer in the European Union after France, Italy and Spain. Germany’s annual turnover from wine is close to eight billion euros.
The main variety grown on about 23,000 hectares is ‘Riesling’, the finest white wine variety in the world.