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Varietal Character

Your mother taught you grace, and your father a carefree, instant gratification attitude. Perhaps you have accepted that no matter how popular you become in Germany, you will never rule the Rhineland like Riesling. However, you seem quite content hanging out in the cool and hip cafes of British Columbia where leafy aromas are the norm.

Appellations Growing Kerner Grapes

Appellations producing the most Kerner wines:

Kerner Grape Details


Sharing similar qualities to its noble parent Riesling, wine made from Kerner has racy acidity, and a slightly herbal aroma. The vines ability to grow in less than ideal climactic conditions has made it a popular grape not only in Germany, but increasingly, among the growing number of German winemakers settling in British Columbia. The white grape is the successful cross of the red grape Trollinger and the noble white variety Riesling. Kerner, along with Ehrenfelser, are proving to be two highly-successful, frost- resistant cultivars.

Featured Kerner

Mokelumne Glen Vineyards 2006 Kerner (Mokelumne River ~ Lodi)
A cross of Riesling and Trollinger, Kerner is a crisp off-dry white wine with lovely aromatics.
buy wine $13.50