The Jubiläumsrebe (literally Centenary vine) is a new crossing created by Professor Zweigelt in 1922. The variety derives from Grey Portugieser x Frühroter Veltliner, and is only cultivated in minute quantities. In optimal conditions, it achieves very high sugars and a high must weight, without noble rot, when dried.

Origin

Austria, LFZ Klosterneuburg

Parentage

New breed from Grauer Portugieser x Frühroter Veltliner

Vineyard area

2.35 ha; 0.0%

Parentage

New crossing between Grauer Portugieser and Frühroter Veltliner, created in 1922 by Dr Fritz Zweigelt at the LFZ in Klosterneuburg. Jubiläumsrebe made its public debut in 1960 at the 100th anniversary celebration for the founding of the Höhere Bundeslehranstalt für Wein- und Obstbau (Federal College for Viticulture, Oenology and Fruit Growing) in Klosterneuburg. The variety’s name commemorates the occasion.

Vineyard area

This variety was bred with the intention of producing Prädikatswein. However, it never gained significance because there are several other Qualitätswein varieties that lend themselves just as well to the production of outstanding Prädikatswein.

A picture shows grapes of the grape variety Jubiläumsrebe.
© Austrian Wine / Oberleithner

Important ampelographic features

Leaf

medium-sized, pentagonal to circular, five to seven lobes

Grape cluster

medium-sized, cylindrical and elongated, medium density, with no secondary clusters; berries are pale red to a reddish brown or greyish brown in colour and have a high sugar content

Ripening

Ripening

very early
early
early to middle
middle
middle to late
late
very late

Significance & conditions

The variety is cultivated best with low yields. In good vineyards, the grapes reach a very high sugar content. A high must weight can also be achieved by drying the grapes (without noble rot). The variety is not very demanding in terms of soil.

Area under vine in Austria
(as a proportion of the variety’s total area)

Click on the wine origin in the list for a breakdown into more specific regions of origin.

Total area in Austria:

A picture shows a hand holding a glass of white wine.
© Austrian Wine / Blickwerk Fotografie

Characteristics of the wine

This variety is only significant for the production of Prädikatswein in the sweet wine category. The wines have a low acidity, combined usually with high residual sugar, and are similar to Hungary’s Tokaji wines.

Link

New Crossings

Source varietal specifications: Höhere Bundeslehranstalt und Bundesamt für Wein- und Obstbau (Federal College and Federal Office for Viticulture, Oenology and Fruit Growing) in Klosterneuburg, “Austria’s Qualitätswein grape varieties and their clones“ („Österreichische Qualitätsweinrebsorten und deren Klone“), 2nd, reviewed edition, September 2015

Source area under vine: Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism according to IACS (as at 31 May 2022)

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