Grape varieties

More than 100 grape varieties are cultivated on just over 103,000 hectares, two-thirds of which are white and one-third red. In an international comparison, Germany is the world leader in Riesling and Pinot Blanc cultivation and in third place for Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.

Facts

  • > 100

    grape varieties

  • 103.000

    hectares vineyard area

  • 1/3

    red wines

  • 2/3

    white wines

Weiße Rebsorten

  • Varietal Ortega Ortega wines are characterised by fine fruit, a peachy bouquet and low acidity.

    Ortega
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  • Varietal Chardonnay The area under Chardonnay- vines is three times larger than that of Riesling.

    Chardonnay
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  • Varietal Grauburgunder / Pinot Gris From Burgundy, the grape variety made its way to Switzerland, Hungary and presumably from there to our regions in the 14th century.

    Grauburgunder
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Rote Rebsorten

  • Varietal Dornfelder Dornfelder, the lively classic among German red wines, offers an unmistakably strong and smooth pleasure for wine lovers.

    Dornfelder
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  • Varietal St. Laurent fine acidity, mild tannins, velvety

    Saint Laurent
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  • Varietal Acolon Fine fruit flavours and subtle tannins characterise this variety.

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