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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  • This is not your first Thanksgiving rodeo. It's not ours, either. We've ... ... Bob's World of WineLembergerSince this is America’s Thanksgiving, I would like to recommend a wine from the US - and since I live in New York City, I need to share the NY State love by recommending the Fox Run Vineyards 2014 Lemberger red wine. You can buy these wi... Read More

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  • RCKR, Thanks! But you did give me an idea. I've never actually developed my ... barbera, gruner veltliner, lemberger, etc. BIG AL - Trader Joe's over here cannot sell wine. They're only allowed to sell those horrendous non-alcoholic "wine products."  We can only buy from wine shops. But there is a great place just over the Goethals Bridge from ... Read More

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  • Hi Folks!This site was really great several years ago helping me track down Corsican reds here in NYC (I'm in Staten Island.) Many of my friends, and myself included, are interested in very good wines (mostly reds)  at the lowest possible price. There really are many such wines out there if you look hard enough! For example, several years ago a ... Read More

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  • 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

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  • 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

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

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