Winegrowers Supplies  -  Grouping of Vine Varieties by Style of Wine

This is compiled from German sources, with the inclusion of some French varieties that are grown in England and Wales.

Riesling group: racy, fruity wines with notable acidity.

Riesling, Ehrenfelser, Kerner, Kernling, Hölder.

Neutral/Silvaner group: fresh, neutral wines with fine delicate bouquet.

Auxerrois, Chardonnay, Elbling, Faberrebe, Freisamer, Gutenborner, Madeleine Angevine, Optima, Orion, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Reichensteiner, Seyval blanc, Silva, Silvaner.

Müller-Thurgau group: flowery, mild wines with discreet bouquet.

Bacchus, Chasselas, Findling, Müller-Thurgau, Phoenix, Regner.

Bouquet/Traminer group: soft wines with rich/intense aromatic bouquet and lasting powerful flavour.

Gewürztraminer, Huxelrebe, Kanzler, Mireille, Morio-muskat, Muskateller, Ortega, Scheurebe, Schönburger, Senator, Siegerrebe, Würzer.

Red Burgundy group: strong ruby red colour, fine aroma, warm, velvety and full-bodied.

Pinot Noir, Domina, Frühburgunder, Pinot Meunier, Limberger, St Laurent.

Red Portugieser group: mild, light, ruby red wines.

Portugieser, Helfensteiner, Heroldrebe, Rotberger, Trollinger.

Dark Red group: red juice varieties.

Dornfelder, Dunkelfelder, Léon Millot, Triomphe d'Alsace, Rondo, Regent.