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The white Goldburger variety is a new Austrian crossing by Professor Fritz Zweigelt from the viticultural school in Klosterneuburg, and is Orangetraube x Welschriesling.


Austria, LFZ Klosterneuburg


: New breed from Welschriesling x Orangetraube

Vineyard area

98 h, 0.2%

A picture shows grapes of the grape variety Goldburger
© AWMB / Oberleitner

Parentage: Created by Dr. Fritz Zweigelt in 1922 at the Teaching and Research Centre for Viticulture and Horticulture (LFZ) in Klosterneuburg

Vineyard area: The variety has little significance in terms of area, and is cultivated only in Austria.

Important ampelographic features:
Leaf: medium-sized, round, five lobes
Grape cluster: small with compact berries, cylindrical, often with wings; grapes are small with a greenish-yellow colour, are spotted, juicy and have a neutral taste.

Ripening-time: mid-season

Significance, conditions: The variety makes few demands on the soil and so far has – despite its somewhat early ripeness (the intent of using the early-ripening Orangetraube variety for crossing) – no significance in comparison with Welschriesling.

Wine: Brings full, fruity, extract-rich, neutral wines.


New Crossings