Wines from Germany are different than wines from most other countries. German wine differs because it is light, lively and fruity. Germany's unique climate and geological conditions make for wines with unique qualities that are not available from wines of any other country. Germany has 13 wine growing regions and the long growing season and moderate summer temperatures bring forth wines that are relatively low in alcohol. The diversity of German wine stems from the many soil types and grape varieties, with no uniform type or style. Winning international acclaim and awards, wines from small German wineries are becoming increasingly popular. This selection includes many that are destined to become classics.