top-banner

Dornfelder

Dornfelder is a dark-skinned grape variety of German origin that has become popular in recent years. It has a reddish-purple hue and can produce a variety of styles of wine, from dry and light-bodied to full-bodied and sweet.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Dornfelder grapes have dark, reddish-purple skins that can produce wines that are deep ruby to purple in colour. On the nose, they have fruity aromas of blackberry, raspberry, plum and blueberry with floral notes. On the palate, Dornfelder wines can be light-bodied and tart with a hint of sweetness or full-bodied and velvety with a sweeter finish.

Fresh Dornfelder grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Dornfelder is grown in several countries across Europe, including Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. It is also planted in some other countries, such as the United States, Canada and Australia. Dornfelder grapes are relatively easy to grow and are resistant to cold temperatures and disease, making them a popular choice for viticulturists. They can be used to make a variety of styles of wine, from dry and light-bodied to full-bodied and sweet. In Germany, Dornfelder wines are often dark coloured, medium to full-bodied and dry with a tart finish. But also barrel-aged wines are made. Dornfelder is a versatile wine that can be paired with a variety of dishes. It pairs well with red meats such as beef, lamb and pork, as well as game. It also pairs well with rich dishes such as stews and casseroles. It is also a good choice for pairing with dark chocolate desserts.

Foods to pair with Dornfelder:

Beef
Game
Sausage
Smoky
Light meat
Fun Fact about Dornfelder
Dornfelder was the first dark-skinned grape variety to be created in Germany since the 14th century. It was developed in the 1960s by crossing two other varieties and was released in 1976.

Top Wines with Dornfelder

Bottle of Beurer Rotgut from search results

Beurer Rotgut

Beurer

User Rating:
3.9
Regularly Reviewed
Expert Rating:
4.0
Beurer Rotgut is a premium quality wine produced by the renowned Beurer winery. This wine is made from carefully selected grapes grown in the vineyards of the Swabian Alb region, which is known for its unique terroir and ideal climate for grape cultivation. The winemaking process involves traditional techniques, including hand harvesting and gentle pressing, to ensure the highest quality of the wine. Beurer Rotgut is a red wine with a rich and complex flavor profile, characterized by notes of dark fruit, spice, and earthy undertones.
Read more
Food Pairing:
beef
cheeses
fruits
grilled vegetables
pork
Learn More
$24.00
Go to Shop
3 Vintages Available
Bottle of Fritz Windisch Heimersheimer Rotenfels Dornfelder from search results

Fritz Windisch Heimersheimer Rotenfels Dornfelder

Fritz Windisch

User Rating:
3.9
Regularly Reviewed
Expert Rating:
4.0
Fritz Windisch Heimersheimer Rotenfels Dornfelder is a premium red wine produced by Fritz Windisch, a renowned winemaker from the Heimersheimer region in Germany. The wine is made from Dornfelder grapes grown in the Rotenfels vineyard, which is known for its unique soil composition and ideal microclimate. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the best grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels to enhance the wine's complexity and depth. The resulting wine is a rich and full-bodied red with a deep ruby color, intense aromas of dark fruit and spices, and a long, smooth finish. It is a perfect choice for those who appreciate high-quality red wines with character and depth.
Read more
Food Pairing:
pork
grilled vegetables
soft cheeses
Learn More
$14.00
Go to Shop
3 Vintages Available
Bottle of Schlink Haus Sweet Red from search results

Schlink Haus Sweet Red

Schlink Haus

User Rating:
4.2
Sometimes Reviewed
Expert Rating:
3.0
Schlink Haus Sweet Red is a delicious wine produced by Schlink Haus, a renowned winery in Germany. This wine is made from carefully selected grapes grown in the vineyards of the Nahe appellation, known for its unique terroir and ideal growing conditions. The winemakers at Schlink Haus use traditional winemaking techniques to create a wine that is rich, fruity, and sweet, with a perfect balance of acidity. It is a perfect choice for those who enjoy a sweet and fruity wine that is easy to drink and pairs well with a variety of foods.
Read more
Food Pairing:
cheese
chocolate
puddings
Learn More
$12.22
Go to Shop
3 Vintages Available