In 2019, white wine varieties (68,911 ha) accounted for exactly two thirds of the national vineyard area of 103,079 ha. Riesling remains Germany's most important grape variety, with a quarter of the vineyard total planted with it. Other white grape varieties, such as Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, are playing an increasing role. In our overview you can see a list of the white grape varieties.
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
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
Viognier is mainly grown on the Rhône in France. The grape almost disappeared after the phylloxera crisis at the end of the 19th century and by 1968, only 14 hectares of vineyards were left in France. read more