About Lemberger Red Wine

About Lemberger Red Wine
Lemberger is a varietal widely planted in Central Europe--particularly Austria, where it is known as blaufränkisch. The suffix "fränkisch" implies that the grape was originally of French origin; however, the varietal's true lineage is somewhat murky. Nonetheless, over the years, lemberger has become somewhat of a darling to a handful of vintners in Washington state, as it is quite winter-hardy and offers a measure of insurance against the state's periodic harsh winter conditions.

Top Picks for Lemberger

Knapp Winery 2020  Blaufrankisch
95 points
A captivating and exotic Blaufrankisch with a wonderful panoply of savory and spiciness.
Awards: 2022 New York Wine Classic - Best Lemberger-Blaufrankisch 2022 Best Lemberger/Blaufrankisch
Adirondack Winery 2018 Stargazer Lemberger
93 points
Best Buy
A distinctive, somewhat earthy Lemberger with great balance and easy appeal to Pinot Noir drinkers.
Awards: 2021 Best Lemberger
93 points $20 Best Buy
Weis Vineyards 2019  Blaufrankisch
90 points
A spot on Lemberger with great varietal character and purity.
Damiani Wine Cellars 2019 Single Vineyard - Sunrise Hill Lemberger
88 points
A juicy and berry-laden Lemberger with rustic style.
Vineyard View Winery NV  Blaufrankisch
87 points
An expressive, modern style of Blaufrankisch to appeal to fans of Rioja and Rombauer.
High Lonesome Vineyard 2019 Big Brother Lemberger
86 points
Explosively herbal and savory aromas conjure thoughts of dill rice and dolmades; a good pairing for Mediterranean fare.