Red Grapes

Grape Varieties

Red Grapes


Spätburgunder

In Germany, the Spätburgunder is to red wine what the Riesling is to white wine: the cream of the crop. read more

Dornfelder

Among new varieties, the Dornfelder shows great promise. read more

Portugieser

Portugieser is a very old variety that probably originated in the Danube Valley (not Portugal). read more

Trollinger

This very old red variety probably originated in, and derives its name from, Tirol, where it is known as Schiava (Italy) and Vernatsch (Austria). read more

Schwarzriesling

Although the name literally means "black Riesling," this variety is not at all related to the Riesling, but rather, it is an earlier-ripening mutation of the Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir). read more

Blauer Lemberger

Lemberger - An Evening of Mediterranean Warmth... read more

Domina

A promising, and relatively new, red wine grape, Domina is a crossing of Portugieser and Spätburgunder that was bred at the Institute for Vine Breeding in Siebeldingen in the Pfalz. read more