You are using an old browser that may not function as expected. <br><strong>For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.</strong>

Log in Become a Member


The red grape variety (also Geisenheim 8221-3) is an interspecific new variety between Geisenheim 6427-5 (Rotberger x Reichensteiner) x Chancellor (Seibel 7053). It contains genes from Vitis labrusca, Vitis lincecumii (Vitis aestivalis), Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera. The hybrid was crossed in 1982 by Dr. Helmut Becker (1927-1989) in Geisenheim. It is resistant to both powdery mildew and botrytis and is therefore called a PIWI variety. The early-maturing, high-yielding vine produces a ruby-red, fruity red wine with soft, harmonious tannins. The variety is also used as table grape. In Austria (Burgenland), it has been one of the varieties for the local speciality Uhudler since 2016. No stocks were reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics).

Voices of our members

Hans-Georg Schwarz

As honorary chairman of the Domäne Wachau, it is the easiest and quickest way for me to access the wein.plus encyclopaedia when I have questions. The certainty of receiving well-founded and up-to-date information here makes it an indispensable guide.

Hans-Georg Schwarz
Ehrenobmann der Domäne Wachau (Wachau)

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

26,114 Keywords · 46,882 Synonyms · 5,323 Translations · 31,448 Pronunciations · 188,181 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon