Dating back 2,000 years, Germany’s wine history may well be equal in length to other European countries but it is remarkably distinctive. Like Goethe, viticulture is an inherent and very current part of the culture. And as is typical for the German culture of quality time, a glass of wine is often enjoyed directly from the winemaker in their wine taverns, wineries or wine stalls, or at one of the many wine festivals. International wine critics and authors praise the quality and versatility of German wine. In fact, it would be rare to find a dish that doesn’t team superbly with wine from a German wine cellar.