Our grape varieties - The classics

White Wines

  • Riesling
  • One of the oldest grape varieties and, there is no doubt, the noblest one. Due to its late maturity, high requirements concerning the growing region have to be met. The special climate at the Bergstrasse is a guarantee for fine, racy and elegant Riesling wines – reaching from QbA to ice wine.

  • Grauburgunder (Ruländer) – Pinot Gris
  • Its diversity ranges from a tangy version with a fine spirited acidity to a full-bodied and oily-flowing wine. As a mellow wine, Grauburgunder – Pinot Gris ranges from a full-bodied wine up to a noble-sweet Trockenbeerenauslese (a wine made of selected dry berries).

  • Weißburgunder – Pinot Blanc
  • A mutation of grapes of  the Burgundy family. Due to its fine spirited acidity, it ranges among Germany’s most characterful and full-bodied wines and it is also stored in oak barrels (barrique) for aging.

  • Müller-Thurgau (Rivaner)
  • It loves warm loess and loam soil and therefore it ripens to high quality at the sunny Bergstrasse. The fruity and mellow wines are very aromatic and often have a pleasant nutmeg note.

  • Silvaner
    Rather neutral wines of mild acidity are made of Silvaner grapes. There are also rustic varieties that go along very well with hearty regional food as well as fine wines.

Red Wines

  • Spätburgunder - Pinot Noir
  • This grape, indigenous to the Burgundy, is the leading red wine variety at the Bergstrasse. The "king of red wines" is known for its powerful and characteristic wines.

  • Dornfelder
  • This new red grape variety stands out through its dark, fruity and full-bodied wines of mild acidity.

  • Portugieser (Portugese)
    This type of wine is an uncomplicated, fresh and smooth one which is nice to drink. Without containing too much tannic acid, it may be enjoyed in spring already.

  • St. Laurent
  • Saint-Laurent wines are fruity, velvety and have strong fruit flavours in the bouquet. Wines of higher quality often mature in oak barrels (barrique).