“G” grape entries


Distinctive varietal all-around, from its pink skin to the rich, aromatic, deeply-colored and full-bodied white wines that it produces. Gewürztraminer is the most popular and successful clone of the Traminer grape that calls the Italian village of Tramine home. Alsace is now home to the Gewürztraminer. The wines can be sweet, dry or in between but always retain the spicy character of the local soil. Exotic flavors and aromas of lychees, roses, apricots and honey are common. Great dessert wines are made in either Vendange Tardive (late harvest) or Selection de Grains Nobles (Botrytised) styles. A well-made Gewürzt will last for at least a decade and sometimes longer.

The best examples hail from Alsace, though it is also grown with moderate success in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and all over Eastern Europe. New world Gewürzt is often flabby and oily as it does not take well to warm climates, though very nice examples come from the North Island of New Zealand.

Grape Color


Wines (18)

Arista Winery California Ferrington Vinyard 2010 California White
Villa Maria New Zealand, Gewurztraminer East Coast, PRIVATE BIN Marlborough White
WineShop At Home Gewürztraminer California 2009 California White
Domaine Bott-Geyl Alsace Gewurztraminer Elements 2007 Alsace White
Trimbach Alsace Gewurztraminer 2005 Alsace Red
Handley Cellars Gewürztraminer Anderson Valley 2008 Anderson Valley White
Winexpert Limited Edition Gewurztraminer 2008 Marlborough White
Winexpert Limited Edition Pacific Quartet 2007 California White
Willm Reserve Gewurztraminer 2006 Alsace White
Simon Creek Gewürztraminer Wisconsin NV Wisconsin White
Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewürztraminer Columbia Valley 2005 Columbia Valley White
Meyer-Fonné Gewürtztraminer Réserve Particulière Alsace 2004 Alsace White
Domaine Bruno Sorg Gewürztraminer Eichberg Grand Cru 2002 Alsace White
Ventana Monterey Gewürtztraminer 2001 Monterey White
Lynskeys Gewürztraminer Marlborough Wairau Peaks Vineyard 2002 Marlborough White
Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Herrenweg de Turckheim Gewürtzaminer 1999 Alsace White
Lucien Albrecht Alsace Gewürztraminer 2001 Alsace White