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 Müller-Thurgau Müller-Thurgau is the second most important grape variety for German viticulture after Riesling.

    Rivaner auch Müller-Thurgau
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  • Varietal Bacchus The variety, which with its flowery muscat tone is reminiscent of the Scheurebe, boomed especially in the 1970s to 80s.

    Bacchus
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  • Varietal Scheurebe The accentuated bouquet is reminiscent of cassis, peach or ripe pear.

    Scheurebe
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Rote Rebsorten

  • Varietal Black Riesling This grape variety, which originates from Burgundy, only has late ripening and grape shape in common with Riesling.

    Schwarzriesling
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  • Varietal Syrah / Shiraz elegant, spicy wines, low in tannins

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  • Varietal Spätburgunder / Pinot Noir The Pinot Noir grape is the number one red grape variety in Germany.

    Spätburgunder
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