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.


Austria, LFZ Klosterneuburg


New breed from Grauer Portugieser x Frühroter Veltliner

Vineyard area

2.35 ha; 0.0%


New breed created by Dr. Fritz Zweigelt in 1922 at the Teaching and Research Centre for Viticulture and Horticulture (LFZ) in Klosterneuburg. The variety made its public debut at the 100th anniversary celebration for the founding of the viticulture school Höheren Bundeslehr- und Versuchsanstalt für Wein- und Obstbau, Klosterneuburg. The variety's name commemorates the occasion.

Vineyard area

Because there are several other varieties used for vinifying excellent Prädikat wines, this new breed never gained significance.

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

Important ampelographic features


medium, pentagonal to circular, five to seven lobes

Grape cluster

medium-sized, cylindrical and elongated, medium density; no wings; grape colour ranges from pale red to a reddish brown or grey brown; has a high sugar content



very early
early to middle
middle to late
very late

Significance & conditions

The variety is cultivated best to achieve low yields. In good sites, the grapes reach high sugar levels. High must weights are possible even through the drying of non-botrytised grapes. Has few soil demands.

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: 2.35 ha

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

Characteristics of the wine

Noteworthy as a Prädikat wine in the sweet wine segment. The wines have low acidity, a high residual sugar content, and are somewhat similar to the Tokaji wines from Hungary.


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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