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
$25
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
$20
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
$24
A spot on Lemberger with great varietal character and purity.
Damiani Wine Cellars 2019 Single Vineyard - Sunrise Hill Lemberger
88 points
$27
A juicy and berry-laden Lemberger with rustic style.
Vineyard View Winery NV  Blaufrankisch
87 points
$29
An expressive, modern style of Blaufrankisch to appeal to fans of Rioja and Rombauer.
High Lonesome Vineyard 2019 Big Brother Lemberger
86 points
$35
Explosively herbal and savory aromas conjure thoughts of dill rice and dolmades; a good pairing for Mediterranean fare.