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Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet, and sparkling white wines. Riesling wines are usually varietally pure and are seldom oaked. As of 2004, Riesling was estimated to be the world's 20th most grown variety at 48,700 hectares (120,000 acres) (with an increasing trend), but in terms of importance for quality wines, it is usually included in the "top three" white wine varieties together with Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc. Riesling is a variety which is highly "terroir-expressive", meaning that the character of Riesling wines is greatly influenced by the wine's place of origin




Underripeness in colder regions

UK Area in production 2015: 

2.34 Hectares

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Northernmost Vineyard Growing Riesling in UK & Eire


Kents Green Vineyard

Gloucester GL19 3AJ
Phone: 01452 790171
51° 54' 47.7792" N

Largest Vineyard Growing Riesling in UK & Eire

Knightor Winery - Portscatho Vineyard

Truro TR2 5EH
Phone: 01726 851101

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