German Riesling Harvest Categories

Most weights given in Oechsle & Brix

German Dessert Wines

Beerenauslese (BA) & Eiswein
Minimum Must Weight by Region
110 Oe. or 25.8 Bx – Msr
120 Oe. or 27.9 Bx – N, P, Rh
124 Oe. or 28.7 Bx – F
125 Oe. or 33.9 Bx – Rg

Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA)
150 Oe. or 33.9 Bx – All Regions

Each estate can bottle select wines as a “Gold Cap” (similar to a reserve bottling). The most notable is the Gold Cap Auslese (GKA), or even more recherché, the “Long Gold Cap.” Gold Cap wines are primarily found at Auslese level, but can also be made at BA, TBA and Eiswein levels.

The following section is intended for those wine geeks who are already well beyond the pale. Deliberate ingestion of the following contents may well render one unfit for further “normal”/ healthy social intercourse.