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.


  • > 100

    grape varieties

  • 103.000

    hectares vineyard area

  • 1/3

    red wines

  • 2/3

    white wines

Weiße Rebsorten

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

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  • Varietal Silvaner Franconian flagship grape variety produces very special wines on the shell limestone and Keuper soils.

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  • 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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Rote Rebsorten

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

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

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  • Varietal Lemberger The deep red Lemberger wines are convincing as light, fruity wines when young. Lemberger wines matured in barrels are characterised by their southern charm and warmth.

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