White Grapes

Grape Varieties

White Grapes


Of all the grapes of Germany, the most noble is the Riesling — a variety that can do well even in stony soil and can subsist on a minimum of moisture. read more

Müller-Thurgau (Rivaner)

The Müller-Thurgau, or Rivaner, is the second most widely planted grape in Germany and accounts for about a fifth of the total vineyard area. read more


Silvaner is an old variety that once was the most important grape in Germany. read more


Today, Kerner is the most widely planted new crossing in Germany, covering about 7% of the surface devoted to viticulture. read more

Weißer Burgunder

Synonymous with the French Pinot Blanc, this ancient variety thrives in fertile or chalky soils and ripens fairly late. read more

Grauer Burgunder

These are synonyms for the grape known as Pinot Gris in France and Pinot Grigio in Italy. read more


Bred in the Pfalz and given the Latin name for Dionysos, the Greek God of Wine, Bacchus is a crossing of (Silvaner x Riesling) x Müller-Thurgau. read more


Scheurebe (pronounced "shoy ray beh") is another new crossing that is well established in a number of regions. read more


Known as Chasselas in France and Fendant in Switzerland, this ancient white variety is both a popular table grape and a wine grape. read more


The prolific Rheinhessen grape breeder Georg Scheu crossed Weissburgunder with Müller-Thurgau in 1929 to produce this early-ripening white variety. read more


Huxelrebe, a crossing of Gutedel and Courtillier Musqué, was bred by Georg Scheu in Rheinhessen in 1927. read more


This crossing of Müller-Thurgau and Siegerrebe is a very early-ripening white variety that achieves high must weights even in average years. read more


Roter Traminer, and its better-known synonym, Gewürztraminer, or "spicy (aromatic) Traminer," is an old, traditional variety prized for the high quality of its wine. read more


This ancient white variety (origin unknown) is an early-ripening, very prolific producer that makes light, piquant wines that often are used for sparkling wine, thanks to their high acidity. read more


Like many other ancient grape varieties, Chardonnay stems from the Middle East. read more


The name of this crossing of Silvaner and Weissburgunder derives from its breeder, Peter Morio, and its characteristically strong, rich bouquet that is reminiscent of Muscat grapes. read more