White Grapes

Grape Varieties

White Grapes


Riesling

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, also commonly known as Rivaner, is the second most planted grape in Germany and accounts for 12% of the total vineyard area. read more

Silvaner

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

Kerner

Bred in 1969 in Württemberg and named after a local poet, Justinius Kerner, it is a crossing of Trollinger and Riesling. read more

Weißburgunder

This ancient variety, which is known as Pinot Blanc in France, grows in fertile or chalky soil and ripens quite late. read more

Grauburgunder

Altough the skin of the Grauburgunder grape is coloured reddish-grey, it is classified as a white wine variety. It is also commonly known as Pinot Gris in France and Pinot Grigio in Italy.  read more

Bacchus

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

Scheurebe

Scheurebe is a crossing of Riesling and the "Bukett grape" that is well established in several German wine regions. read more

Gutedel

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

Faberrebe

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

Huxelrebe

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

Ortega

This crossing of Müller-Thurgau and Siegerrebe has been bred in 1948 by Hans Breider in Bavaria, who named it after the philosopher José Ortega y Gasset.  read more

Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer is classified as a white variety but the skin of the grapes is yellow-reddish, which is why it is also commonly known as "roter" or "gelber" Traminer.  read more

Elbling

Elbling, which is an ancient white variety (origin unknown), is an early-ripening and very fruitful grape that makes light, piquant wines that often are used for sparkling wine because of their pronounced acidity. read more

Chardonnay

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

Morio-Muskat

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