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

Log in Become a Member


The red grape variety (also known as Blauer Weinsberger, Helfensteyner) is a new variety between Pinot PrécoceNoir x Schiava Grossa, which was confirmed by DNA analyses published in 2012. The cross was made in 1931 by August Herold (1902-1973) at the Weinsberg State Teaching and Research Institute in Württemberg. It was named after the former castle near Geislingen. The plant variety protection was granted in 1960. The variety was a cross-breeding partner in the two new varieties Dornfelder and Hegel. The medium to late ripening vine is resistant to powdery and downy mildew as well as botrytis, but susceptible to trickling and therefore uncertain in yield. In 2018, the variety occupied 12 hectares of vineyards in Germany with a constantly falling trend (D-STATIS).

Voices of our members

Roman Horvath MW

wein.plus is a handy, efficient guide to a quick overview of the colourful world of wines, winegrowers and grape varieties. In Wine lexicon, the most comprehensive of its kind in the world, you will find around 26,000 keywords on the subject of grape varieties, wineries, wine-growing regions and much more.

Roman Horvath MW
Domäne Wachau (Wachau)

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

26,408 Keywords · 47,043 Synonyms · 5,323 Translations · 31,742 Pronunciations · 205,461 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon