Welcome to the Online home of the

German Wine Society

If you have had many German wines before, we are sure that you will agree that they are among the greatest wines in the world.

About Us

The German Wine Society is dedicated to improving knowledge of German wines and conducting events at which such wines are shared and appreciated. The Society is private, educational and not for profit.

Annual dues are currently $35 per individual or couple, and there is also a one-time initiation fee of $10 per person for a GWS medallion.

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We are pleased to provide some basic reference material on German wine regions, and key grape varietals. There are maps and pictorials.

Burg Landshut castle and the Schlossberg vineyard
overlooking  Bernkastel-Kues [Mosel]    
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History

Efforts to bring together those who enjoy German wine in the US were not made until 1977. At that time, the growing numbers of Americans who had attended the German Wine Academyin Geisenheim demanded the formation of a society of oenophiles devoted to the wines of Germany, similar to those existing for lovers of the wines of Burgundy, Bordeaux, Alsace and Italy. The foremost of these societies originated in the mid-thirties, for the express purpose of promoting the wines of their areas at a time when Americans having just lived through Prohibition, had little knowledge of the fine wines of the world. Germany, on the other hand, produces fine wines in small quantities, and her export of them was of little importance to an industrial nation.

Latest Events

Details of scheduled national and chapter events can be obtained by clicking the links at below.

20 July
Washington D.C.
Capital Chapter
7 June
Washington D.C.
Capital Chapter
3 May
Washington D.C.
Capital Chapter
23 March
Washington D.C.
Capital Chapter
27 July
San Francisco
Chapter
12 Feb
Delaware Valley
Chapter
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You'll also get occasional news on German Wine Event releases.