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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  • A news outlet from Vermont's Lake Champlain Valley region in Vermont is ... “hybrid of the classic Gewurztraminer, and produces a delightful, spicy wine,” the VGWC's website says. The state is also home to mead wine, cider and fruit wines made “from combinations of apples, raspberries, pears, blueberries, cranberries and rhubarb.” Photo Credit... Read More

    From the article Late Harvest For Ice Wines in Vermont

  • Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer 2011


    Think of Marilyn Monroe in a red cocktail dress. Read More

    Wine review by WilhelmCF

  • Ravenswood Sonoma County Congresso Blend 2012


    This was a surprisingly big and juicy wine. It is dry yet fruity and clean on the palate. A great warm weather wine. Read More

    Wine review by DCStar

  • Castelfelder Vom Lehm Gewurztraminer Sudtirol Alto Adige 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Fetzer Gewurztraminer Shaly Loam 2012


    Fruity with mineral notes. Rather low acid for a white. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Thanksgiving wine pairing can be tough. With tons of different flavors and lots ... ... while Carmenere and Gewurztraminer  seem to be this year's trendy picks. Ever popular varieties like Cabernet and Chardonnay always get a good number of shout-outs as well. So which ones do you choose? I say none of the above. At The Reverse Wine Snob, we lo... Read More

    From the article Off The Beaten Path Thanksgiving Wine Values

  • Helfrich Alsace Grand Cru Gewurztraminer 2012


    Quite floral honeysuckle and honey aromas with fresh violets, pear, and rose petals. Flavors are quite intensely floral as well, with lavender essence, honey, lemonade, green apples. Finishes long and perfumed. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Box wine, depending on who you ask, is either the future of wine or the ugly ... blend of Gruner Veltliner, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Malvasia Bianca, Sauvignon Blanc,  and more -- which is a sure conversation starter in and of itself. Retailing for around $17 and clocking in at 13.5% alcohol, don't let the whimsical packaging lure you into th... Read More

    From the article Don't Belittle the Box Wine!

  • Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery Quattro 2013


    One of the few wineries in the region using the real German varietals - not just sturdier hybrids - this blend lets their natural sweetness shine. Subtle and honeyed, but still fairly simple. It's their crowd pleaser. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Veritas Kenmar 2012


    Surprisingly light bodied for a dessert wine. Traminette grapes -- the sturdier ... sturdier hybrid daughter of Gewurztraminer -- are manually frozen for a German-inspired ice wine. Candied, honeyed, floral and tropical, but the lightened viscosity and clean finish keep it from the painful syrupy sweetness that usually makes me steer clear of w... Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

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