German 2020 releases – Baden Landweine

Dirk Brenneisen's vines in the snow in the Markgräflerland, Baden, southern Germany

Schloss Schmidt in the Ahr Valley has been invaded by another massive consignment of wine samples. See this guide to our comprehensive coverage of Germany's 2020 releases. Above, Dirk Brenneisen's vines in Baden's Markgräflerland.

In July 2018 I reported on a new movement of rebel growers in Baden who, to have more freedom in their winegrowing and winemaking practices, had at some time or another, and all independently of each other, decided to market their wines in the Landwein category instead of under the more restrictive Qualitätswein regime.

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