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VDP Classification Model

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/quality-standards/vdp-classification-model/
31.08.2020
… the origin-oriented quality hierarchy of the VDP wine estates. The wines come from the estate's own vineyards and meet the strict VDP standards. VDP.ORTSWEINE come from the best vineyards within a town and…  

White Grapes

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/white-grapes/
31.08.2020
… after the phylloxera crisis at the end of the 19th century and by 1968, only 14 hectares of vineyards were left in France. read moreGrauburgunder Altough the skin of the Grauburgunder…  

Riesling

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/white-grapes/riesling/
31.08.2020
… home of the Riesling. With 24,049 ha cultivated in 2019, it covers nearly a quarter of all German vineyards. In an international comparison, German producers have a share of around 40% of global Riesling…  

Silvaner

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/white-grapes/silvaner/
31.08.2020
… namely in Castell (Franken). It was once the most important grape in Germany. In 1970, 23% of German vineyards were planted with the Silvaner grape, however more recently (2018), it made up only 4.6% of…  

Kerner

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/white-grapes/kerner/
31.08.2020
… winegrowing regions in Germany,  reaching its peak in 1990 (7,5%). In 2018, only 2,4% of all vineyards are planted with Kerner, mostly in the Pfalz, Rheinhessen, Württemberg and the Mosel. It ripens…  

Grauburgunder

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/white-grapes/grauburgunder/
31.08.2020
… Gris. Similarly to Pinot Blanc, it is very well suited for sparkling wine. This variety needs vineyards with deep, heavy soil and is harvested around the same time as Weißburgunder. It is more…  

Weißburgunder

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/white-grapes/weissburgunder/
31.08.2020
… barrels and  reaches impressive qualities in top locations. Since 1970, when only 0,9% of all vineyards in Germany were planted with this grape, the number has increased noticebly. In 2018,  5.4% of…  

Bacchus

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/white-grapes/bacchus/
31.08.2020
… Initially it spread across all regions, reaching its peak in 1985, when 3.6% of all German vineyards were planted with the Bacchus grape, however today it is less common (1.6% in 2019).  

Ortega

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/white-grapes/ortega/
31.08.2020
… being very harmonic. In 2019, the area planted with Ortega grapes was 415 hectares. Most of the vineyards are in Rheinhessen and the Pfalz, with smaller plantings in Franken and the Mosel region.  

Huxelrebe

 
URL: https://www.germanwines.de/knowledge/grape-varieties/white-grapes/huxelrebe/
31.08.2020
… year. Today, only 396 hectares of Huxel grapes are grown in Germany (0.4% of the entire planted vineyards), of which 273 hectares are in Rheinhessen and 109 hectares in the Palatinate and also a small…