Gewürztraminer {Guh-VERTZ-truh-mean-er} is a white wine grape variety. It is an aromatic grape, with the ability to produce a sweet or dry wine. Alsace is the main home for Gewürztraminer where the cooler climate gives a better chance for the grape to concentrate. There are known plantations in Germany, U.S.A, Australia and New Zealand.

The wine is characterized for being a full-bodied wine with low acidity. This type of wine must be drank young to get a better taste of freshness, old Gewürztraminer wines are known to lose their acidity.



Schaetzel produces wines the traditional grapes of Alsace, including Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, as well as Sylvaner and a wonderful Cremant d’Alsace from Auxerrois.




Color of grape Roset
Species Vitis Vinifera
Synonyms Gentil Roes Aromatique, Traminer Musque
Origin  Alsace, France
Most common in  France, Germany, USA, Italy, Canada
Phonetic pronunciation  Guh-VERTZ-truh-mean-er