Bacchus

Named after the Roman god of wine, Bacchus is found in Canada’s westernmost province of British Columbia, in the United Kingdom, and most widely in its native Germany, where Bacchus flourishes in the heart of German bulk wine production and beer country. Two-thirds of Germany’s Bacchus plantings are found in the Rheinhessen with much of the rest in the Franconia district, an area famous for its Bavarian wheat beers and the unique smoky brews known as Rauchbier.

This productive cultivar was created by crossing Müller-Thurgau with a Silvaner-Riesling cross. Bacchus is a white wine-producing varietal that adapts to a broad range of climates and benefits from its ability to grow in less favorable vineyard sites than Riesling and even Müller-Thurgau. It produces full-bodied wines, with attractive fruit and floral characteristics, similar to Muscat. As an early budder, Bacchus can be susceptible to spring frosts, and its typical lack of acidity can prove challenging, particularly in hot vintages. In Read more »

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    The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European se...

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  • Rhône

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  • United Kingdom

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  • Canada

      Canada’s wine-making history is relatively short. Beginning in the early 1800s, some of th...

  • Franconia

      Franconia (Franken) is a wine region in Bavaria, Germany. Though to most people Bavaria is...

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    The Rhine (Rhein in German, Rhin in French) is a major river that gives its name to a Tafelwein...

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  • Great things can come from little places. Earlier this fall 27 Cypriot ... shrine of his beloved son Bacchus, is drawn from an island called Comanderia.” Cyprus' current state of wine production and wine production is modest. However, this past year the country’s wine consumption numbers appeared on the OIV's yearly global wine consumption rep... Read More

    From the article The Little Country That Could: Cyprus Sees Growing Wine Sector


  • It's official – the 2014 wines of Austria have been ... awarded with the Austrian Bacchus Prize in recognition of their support and love of Austrian wine. As part of the traditional ceremony, Prohaska and Meij gave this year's wine a special name. They chose “Samtosha”, a Sanksrit word meaning which, according to the Austria's wine marketing we... Read More

    From the article 2014 Austrian Vintage Receives Ceremonial Seal of Approval


  • Bouchaine Pinot Noir Bacchus Collection Mariafeld 2012

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    Very nice Carneros Pinot. More on the red cherry vs black cherry side, medium acidity, nice body and balance. This is a touch lighter than the Russisan River Pinot we had earlier but it doesn't have quite the bite of acidity either. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Central London winery London Cru is preparing to purchase 3,000 kilos of Bacchus wine grapes from Sandhurst Vineyard in Southern England. Once the grapes are delivered to its facilities in London, the company will have just enough fine grapes to produce over 2000 bottles of still wine. The move stands as a testimony to London Cru’s ambition to e... Read More

    From the article The New Wave English Wines Are Here


  • Bouchaine Pinot Noir Carneros Bacchus Collection Gee Vineyard 2007

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    Was afraid that this was going to be passed its prime. On first opening there was some earth and leather notes but after some air time it opened up nicely with the above and also some nice ripe black cherry, prune and nice acidity. Plenty of layers left and very enjoyable although definitely turning the corner. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Sperling Vineyards the Market White 2010

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    An interesting blend of mainly Pinot Blanc and Bacchus. This wine is soft and aromatic with notes of peach, coconut, and flowers. Mid weight and good length and complexity. Soft tangy supportive acidity seems really well balanced here, as does just a touch of residual sugar. A winner for originality - I've never had anything quite like this wine. Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • That was a great time! Thanks V.V., and the rest of the gang, for such ... ... Bouchaine Pinot Blanc "Bacchus Collection" Las Brisas VineyardReally note worthy on first sniff / sip. Lovely Lemon curd, and a bit of richness with savory characteristics as well. The palate shows gentle lemon flesh and grapefruit with continued savory notes undern... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Heading to Charlotte- Looking...


  • I'll be in Charlotte, NC on business the week of February 24th, and was hoping some locals might be able to help out with a few questions, and maybe get together to open a bottle or two. Any help would be appreciated, and it would be great to meet Snoothers from that neighborhood. -Bob1) Are there any BYOB restaurants in Charlotte?2) If so, what... Read More

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  • Bouchaine Pinot Noir Bacchus 2004

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    Was a bit hesitant opening this '04 Carneros pinot thinking it was probably well past its prime. After an hour in the decanter the flavors were somewhat muted but not bad or oxidized and there was a bit of acidity on the back end. After a bit more time and air this opened up very nicely with dark fruit, prunes, a touch of smoke and more of that ... Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • HELLO ALAN,Was given 1995 Carl Adelseck Bacchus Kabinett as a gift, I am loving it.  Enjoy your wine Read More

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