Red Grapes

Grape Varieties

Red Grapes


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


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


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


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


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


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