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 white grape variety (also Geisenheim 18-92, Rajhenstajner) is a new breed between Müller-Thurgau x (Madeleine Angevine x Weißer Calabreser = Calabrisi Bianco), which was confirmed by DNA analyses published in 2012. The name is derived from the castle Reichenstein near Trechtingshausen in the Rheingau. The crossing of the father variety was done in 1939 by Dr. Heinrich Birk (1898-1973), the second crossing with Müller-Thurgau was done by Dr. Helmut Becker (1927-1990) in Geisenheim (Rheingau). Plant variety protection was granted in 1978. The variety was a crossing partner of the new varieties Bolero, Ehrenbreitsteiner, Gamaret, Garanoir and Mara. The early to medium ripening vine is resistant to downy mildew and botrytis. It produces a flowery white wine with moderate acidity. Stocks exist in Germany (43 ha), England (42 ha), Ireland, Japan, Canada (5 ha), New Zealand (14 ha) and Switzerland (0.3 ha). In 2016, a total of 120 hectares of vines were reported with a decreasing trend (Kym Anderson).

Voices of our members

Andreas Essl

The glossary is a monumental achievement and one of the most important contributions to wine knowledge. Of all the encyclopaedias I use on the subject of wine, it is by far the most important. That was the case ten years ago and it hasn't changed since.

Andreas Essl
Autor, Modena

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

26,381 Keywords · 46,990 Synonyms · 5,323 Translations · 31,715 Pronunciations · 202,577 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon