Grape: Lemberger

Color: Red

Synonyms: Limberger, Blaufrankisch, Kekfrankos.


Main Regions: Austria, Washington, East Coast United States.


Description: Lemberger produces dry red wines with rich, tart cherry fruit, subtle spice and balanced tannin. Most versions are aged in tank or older oak but some producers use new barrique. 


Characteristics: Body: (Med-Full);  Flavors & Smells Of: (Cherry, earth, spice).


Wine Styles: Dry red.


Origin: Indigenous to Austria. Natural cross of Heunisch and unknown variety.




Main Growing Regions in Austria for Lemberger:


          Mittelburgenland (DAC)


          Leithaberg (DAC)

          Eisenberg (DAC)




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  • Fox Run Cab Fr/Lemberger


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    Wine review by MRSBCO

  • Well Damn!  A Lemberger (aka Blaufrankisch).  Al are you sure you aren't just kind of weirded out because it's a strange grape from Austria?  I'm going to become the Champion of Lemberger here.  I am a fan.  Mind you, the stuff from Washington is higher alcohol, probably more temperature days for sure.  I glad you gave it a whirl anyway.  Two ye... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • Well this is weird. Greg, you must not have tried the Kiona Lemberger.  I wasn't hammered at the Taste Washington event in March and I remember how surprised I was.  It was quite fruity.  The guy (actually from the winery) said to hang onto some for as long as you can stand it (implying like ten years) and it would be wicked.I have two 2011 and ... Read More

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  • Not much grown in CA - it's a grape that does well in slightly cooler areas ... ... The stuff from WA called Lemberger, or Steele's BF, isn't really all that great. Best BF I've had comes from Hungary, especially from the mountains of Eger, but nobody's importing any. The second region known for it is Szekszárd but that's warmer and the wine la... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Got Blaufrankisch?

  • I'll be accused of dumpster-diving with this, but I stumbled across this ... Blaufrankisch is also called Lemberger.Kiona (Washington winery) makes some and I tasted it in March and LOVED it. Anyone know of any California Lemberge Read More

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  • The BC liquor store near me had the 2008 Grange for $550.  I recognized it ... ... up four bottles of Kiona Lemberger ($14) that I tasted back in March at the Taste Washington event, damn good.  Speaking of damn good, is anyone else happy that Twin Peaks is coming bac Read More

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  • Whats your favorite penny saving cab and WHY?!  :)To make it easier, feel free to follow this format! Name: Belle AmbiencePrice (roughly): $9Why: Deep fruity notes of red berries, cherries and  a little vanilla dolce at the end. A perfect way to wind down and relax in the evening after a long hard day at work. Read More

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  • Greg, I wish I knew how to post a link on here.  I'll confess to ... ... to ... some Blaufrankisch (Lemberger) being produced.  I'll give you the link to this site.  Honestly I think you'll find it interesting. Hey OT, have you opened that Poplar Grove Legacy ye Read More

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  • I haven't tasted a Zinfandel in many years and would like to get reacquainted.  Any recommendations for a fruit-forward one around $25? Read More

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  • Gill S Pier Vineyard & Winery Just Unleashed 2012


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    Wine review by calywa

  • Some publicity in the NY TImes today! http://thepour.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/15/blaufrankisch-reveals-itself/

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