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.
Like the Portugieser, it is a fairly fruitful variety and does not require a particular type of soil or site. Although they rarely show the finesse of Spätburgunder, Domina wines are pleasant, full-bodied and deep in colour.
It ripens later than Portugieser but earlier than Spätburgunder. In 2017, 372 ha of Domina were planted in Germany - more than three times the area than in 1990 (89ha).