Ehrenfelser is a white wine grape variety of German origin. It was created by Dr. Heinrich Birk (1898-1973) at the Geisenheim Grape Breeding Institute in 1929, by crossing the varieties Riesling and Silvaner , with the identification of Silvaner being somewhat uncertain.
Several vineyards in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia also grow Ehrenfelser, including a Cedar Creek,Fitzpatrick, Lake Breeze, Gray Monk, Gehringer Brothers, Mount Boucherie, Indigenous World winery and Summerhill. The grape tends to ripen earlier and produce higher yields than Riesling but its quality is not on par with that of this, its parent grape
Although frost resistant Ehrenfelser suffers from very low natural acidity, thus it is best consumed young and has not potential for long-term aging. Your taste buds will find sweet grapefruit, green apple and a hint of honey.
Gehringer Brothers makes a icewine. called Misus9- Ehrenfelser
The grape is often used in blend wines. One such out standing wine is Dreamcatcher 2016 from Nk'mip Cellars.
Summerhills Prymiid an award winery at Intervin for their 2016 Ehrenfelser.
The View won gold at the Candian Nationals dor their 2015
In Ontario Quai du Vin grows the grape producin their Ehrenfelser 2016
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