Red Grapes

Grape Varieties 

Red Grapes


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Spätburgunder

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

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Dornfelder

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

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Portugieser

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

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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

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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

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Blauer Lemberger

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

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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