New wine recommendations for German embassies


Germany's Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs (AA) and the German Wine Institute (DWI) selected 19 wines and sparkling wines as a new range of recommendations for the 226 German consulates and embassies abroad in a blind tasting in Berlin. Dr Tobias Lindner, Minister of State, took part in the tasting along with 13 other high-ranking employees from various departments of the Federal Foreign Office.


Diversity from Germany's 13 individual wine regions

In order to do justice to the different circumstances at official occasions such as receptions, banquets or gala dinners in the individual countries around the world, the DWI provides a very wide range of wines as a recommendation for purchases.

61 out of 305 wines made it on the short list

A total of 305 wines were pre-selected after last year's open competition, of which 61 made it into the final. The 16 wines and 3 sparkling wines of different grape varieties, flavors and quality levels from nine wine-growing regions are now available as purchase recommendations in the form of an order list (pdf) for all German agencies abroad.

The German Wine Institute (DWI) has been supporting the Federal Ministery of Foreign Affairs in selecting wines for many years. It is also available to advise employees in the worldwide foreign representations on specific wine issues and offers wine seminars as part of attaché training.

These 19 wines and sparkling wines are part of the current so called Diplomat range:

White wine


2020 Weißburgunder trocken, Qualitätswein,Unteröwisheim Kirchberg, Weingut Klumpp


2021 Silvaner trocken, Alte Reben, Sulzfelder Sonnenberg, Weingut Hugo Brennfleck


2021 Grauburgunder vom Muschelkalk trocken, Qualitätswein, Nitteler Gipfel,
Weingut Hubertus M. Apel

2021 Riesling trocken, Qualitätswein, Weingut Margarethenhof (Inh. Ayl)

2022 Riesling Schieferstück halbtrocken, Qualitätswein, Weinhaus Raimund Prüm KG

2021 Riesling, Auslese, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, CALDO INFERNALE®, Alte Reben,
Weingut Albert Gessinger


2021 Kreuznach Riesling trocken, Qualitätswein, Weingut Korrell

2021 Laubenheimer Scheurebe trocken, Qualitätswein, Weingut Schömehl GbR


2021 Sauvignon Blanc trocken, Qualitätswein, Pleisweiler-Oberhofen, Weingut Wilker

2021 Gewürztraminer, Spätlese, Weinhaus Hermann Zöller


2021 Riesling Kabinett trocken, Winkeler Jesuitengarten, Weingut Josef Schönleber


Red Wine


2020 Spätburgunder trocken, Qualitätswein, „Hand in Hand“, Klumpp und Näkel

Hessische Bergstraße

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon trocken, Qualitätswein, Heppenheimer Steinkopf,
Bergsträßer Winzer eG


2019 Bechtheimer Spätburgunder trocken, Qualitätswein, Weingut Brüssel


2019 Lemberger trocken G.A., Qualitätswein, Heilbronn Stiftsberg, Weingut G.A. Heinrich



2021 Spätburgunder trocken, Qualitätswein, Meersburger Bengel, Staatsweingut Meersburg




2020 Riesling brut, Winzersekt, Zeller Nußberg, Weingut Stephan Fischer


Riesling brut N.V., Sekt b.A., Wein- und Sektgut BARTH


2017 Rosé Prestige brut BIO, Winzersekt, Chardonnay & Pinot Meunier,
Strauch Sektmanufaktur

Download full list, pdf (German language)

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