Gewürztraminer (aka. Traminer, Traminer Musque)

Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Excellent examples of ‘New World’ Gewürztraminer have emerged from British Columbia, Oregon, Washington State and in New Zealand, as well as from cooler microclimates in California and Australia. In Europe, distinct and interesting wines are Gewürztraminer based wines are produced in Austria, Germany, and northern Italy. The literal translation of the prefix (Gewürz) is ‘spice’, and its suffix (Traminer) refers to the Traminer grape, which was widely grown around the northern Italian town of Tramin until the 16th century. Although its origins are Italian, it is the ‘red’-skinned form of Traminer, known to the world as Gewürztraminer that have placed it on the world stage. The greatest Gewürztraminer vines are found along the slopes of the Vosgnes Mountains, in France’s Alsace region. Gewürztraminer bottled as a single Read more »

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  • Heinz Eifel Shine Gewurztraminer Rheinhessen 2016


    Honeysuckle and wildflower aromas, aromatic and clean with sweet white peach and citrus notes. Juicy pear, apple and lemon fruit flavors with more than a hint of sweet spice, more perfumed wildflower and zesty acidity towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • I usually grab a Pinot Noir with lamb.  What do you drink with ... to ... to hate.Riesling.Viognier or Gewurztraminer--maybe.Chenin Blanc--but not a Sec.It's not rocket surgery.  I drink the wines I like to drink with the foods I like to eat. Lewis is one of my favorites and an '08 no less.  Just had a Hall '08 a few of weeks ago and drank rea... Read More

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  • E - Was that lack of spice in the above a detriment? I would not say it ... defiining characteristic of Gewurztraminer.  Like anything different wines--from different regions or by different makers--will vary.  This is the first ever Bedrock Gewurz I hve ever tried.  It was lighter and less spciy than my experience with any Alsace example I ha... Read More

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  • Wow, Randy and I were on the same page that day.I'm on the path less ... ... ... surprisingly little Gewurztraminer “spice.”  The wine is completely dry, but the hyper fruitiness tempts you to think otherwise.  Quite acidic.  So, it is quite tart, but that makes it refreshing.  Very light-bodied.  A lengthy aftertaste exactly like one would e... Read More

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  • Bedrock Wine Co. Gewurztraminer Alta Vista Vineyard Moon Mountain District 2016


    Quite pale yellow color. Very reluctant nose. Tropical fruit on the ... ... kiwiand surprisingly little Gewurztraminer spice. The wine is completely dry, but the hyper fruitiness tempts you to think otherwise. Quite acidic. So, it is quite tart, but that makes it refreshing. Very light-bodied. A lengthy aftertaste exactly like one would... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Al, personally, I would not dispute anybody's choice of a Pinot Noir to ... is, generally, Riesling or Gewurztraminer.I agree, that the above is a pretty broad generalization.  So, I resort to my standard fallback:  drink the wine that you like to drink with the food you like to ea Read More

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  • Elena Walch Gewurztraminer Alto Adige 2016


    Bright potpourri aromas with mineral lemon and blossoming flower petal notes. Medium-full bodied and silky on entry with a tart minerality and perky acidity through the mid palate, finishing with more than a touch of oak, lime and wet slate on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • In many ways Greece is the ancient epicenter to modern society. Governmental ... may remind the drinker of Gewurztraminer and even get you to think it is an off-dry wine. On the nose there is an explosion of white flowers like gardenia and lily mingled with cinnamon, clove and other sweet baking spices. Then on the palate comes the switch: Rac... Read More

    From the article The Real Scoop on Greek Wines

  • Sea Star Siegerrebe 2015


    This is from one of the islands in my (mostly) British Columbia life that I ... I find the nose to have some Gewurztraminer and peach - as perhaps expected. The entry is light with musky, Muscat-like favours - very inviting - especially with shellfish. The finish is off-dry, but clean and the wine is obviously well made. 8 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Cleebourg Gewürztraminer Alsace Aoc Cuvée Prestige 2014


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    Wine review by martins2002

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  • Looking for something special? There is an estate winery on Oliver, BC, called Silver Sage, that has what they call "The Flame". It's an apricot/peach Gewurtz with a VERY hot pepper in it. The first sip is sweet followed by hot. The longer the pepper is in it, the hotter it gets. Or take it out and it doesn't get hotter. Lasts up to a year in th...

    Comment by 829057ScubaFrog 829057 ScubaFrog

  • The Gewurztaminer is a wonderful surprise to the palette and I believe it goes well with any menu. I was hooked the moment I went to the winery!

    Comment by 622326Killeen 622326 Killeen

  • Hope to get more information about the main feature of your company and your beer or beer machine etc. Thanks very much. And I would like to know whether you are in need of the brew house(mash tun, kettle etc.), fermenter, cooling system, yeast propagation or CIP cleaning system and other machine? And have the idea of changing your old bee...

    Comment by 588120peak 588120 peak

  • i love this varietal

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