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
2.28 ha; 0.0%
White wine grape variety
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.
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.
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)
Total area in Austria:
The Leithaberg and Neusiedlersee wine-growing regions overlap by almost 160 ha (Rieds Hausberg and Neuberg), according to the Austrian Wine Law. This means that the listed area under vine in Burgenland is 160 ha less than the actual total area across all wine-growing regions in Burgenland.
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: Calculation by Austrian Wine based on data from BML/IACS (as at 28 June 2023). Moving annual total (MAT) from June 2022 to June 2023.