Ehrenfelser

Significant amounts of Ehrenfelser are found in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. This cross of Riesling and Sylvaner has become a highly-valued commodity in the western province. Developed in 1929 at Germany’s Geisenheim Research Station, many consider Ehrenfelser, along with Kerner, as the best of the frost-resistant Riesling substitutes. It ripens slightly earlier than Riesling and grows in less ideal vineyard sites. Typically, it also produces more fruit than its noble parent, given the same conditions. Its only real disadvantage, aside from its hard to pronounce name, is its slight lack of acidity. Due to this lack of acid, wines made from Ehrenfelser do not share the same cellaring potential of Riesling.


So you’re not as pretty and sharp as your
famous mother, Riesling; but what a hard act
to follow! Some like to poke fun at your
weight, knowing you lack the nerve to defend
yourself. The good folks at the University
of British Columbia will treat you right.
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  • Okay, Ferris' is decent.  Are you able to take something onto the ... ... ... like to give you that Ehrenfelser I posted a photo of.  If not, hopefully September will afford you a bit more time off the ship.I do most likely have to work, but I can always quit early and join you for lunch.&nbs Read More

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  • That Summerhill is an excellent example of Ehrenfelser - if memory serves, it is just a touch off-dry... like most from that grape-crossing. During the 1980's and early 1990's there was not that much good Riesling around in BC (Gehringer Bros. being a somewhat rare exception at the time), but there was Ehrenfelser - a  left-over from an assessme... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Current interesting wine topics


  • Greg are you back in New York? I have a bottle of Ehrenfelser with your name on it!  Read More

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  • I am equally interested in these "new" regions.  Bottlings of ... now, but a comment also on Ehrenfelser:  This Geisenheim variety was once very popular in Ontario, BC and New York State.  It is not Riesling, that is certain - being a cross of Riesling with Sylvaner (I think... I have not checked my ever failing memory), it is a bit flabbier t... Read More

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  • Lately I've been interested in learning more about CA regions other than ... ... Syrah, co-fermented with Ehrenfelser, which is another of the German crosses from the 1920s and is a grape I've never had. But he put a little in just as sometimes people include a bit of Viognier. What a seamless, elegant, balanced wine. Pretty much everything yo... Read More

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  • This Topic is partially intended to start a new thread on daily wine drinking as the earlier topics are just too long and too general.  How about telling us more about your choices and helping me start a new thread for the next generation, so to speak?  The "why" is the interesting part for some of us - but pictures are always welcome; after all... Read More

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  • I shared a delightful visit to Okanagan Falls Vineyard in 2000 with my husband. Today I was cleaning out my neglected wine cupboard. Lo and behold I found this beautiful bottle of your: Gold Label Series 2000 Ehrenfelser Ice Wine. My heart is broken that I have wasted or not enjoyed it. We enjoyed the tasting, otherwise we would not have purcha...

    Comment by 2198745Snoother 2198745 2198745 Snoother 2198745


  • Gehringer Brothers Minus 9° Ehrenfelser Icewine NV

    Snoothrank:

    This was my first experience with Ice wine in 2001, and still was the best, This wine region of Canada produces beautifully tasting wine of many varieties, however the ice wine beats all other comparisons. Read More

    Wine review by BChillin


  • I agree - the Gerhringer Brother's Ehrenfelser is fantastic, and at $13.99 at the local BCLS, it is as cheap as you are going to find good wine unless you make it in your bathtub.

    Comment by 529469rickjohnson 529469 rickjohnson


  • Ehrenfelser from Gehringer Brother's Estate Winery in the Okanagan Valley is one of my favorites this year. Great for sitting on the deck and enjoying the sunny days of the season. DEEELISH!

    Comment by 362241Cor23 362241 Cor23


  • I'm finding an interest in icewine. I don't know very much about it, but what qualities am I to expect in an icewine? Read More

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  • Ehrenfelser NV

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by oanababy


  • Ehrenfelser NV

    Snoothrank:

    this is a fruit salad in a glass, my favorite white of the year. best enjoyed chilled on a hot day or any other day for that matter. Read More

    Wine review by rtensen


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