The wide range of grape varieties cultivated in Germany is impressive, from "A," as in Acolon, to "Z," as in Zweigeltrebe. About two dozen of these are of commercial importance, above all, Riesling and Müller-Thurgau, which account for 35% of Germany's 102,600 hectares of vineyards. Nearly 11.5% of the vineyard area is planted with Spätburgunder, making it the most important red wine grape in Germany.
The Burgunder family is widely planted in Baden, particularly the red wine grape Spätburgunder. In general red grape varieties and especially Spätburgunder is also very imporant in Württemberg. Additionally, in the Pfalz and Rheinhessen red wines play a major role as well, most notably the Dornfelder grape.
Riesling is the premier grape variety in the Rheingau and Mosel region as well as in the Pfalz, Rheinhessen, Mittelrhein, Hessische Bergstraße and the Nahe. Riesling is also important in Württemberg and Sachsen. Silvaner is a traditional variety in Rheinhessen and Franken. The Sauvignon Blanc grape is linked to the Baden region. read more