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Ortega


International Varieties: Chardonnay   Gewürztraminer   Muscat   Pinot Gris   Riesling   Sauvignon Blanc

Major Varieties:   Airén    Chenin Blanc    Grüner Veltliner    Müller-Thurgau    Pinot Blanc    Sémillon    Silvaner    Trebbiano    Viognier

Regional Varieties:   Albariño    Aligoté    Amigne    Arneis    Chasselas    Colombard    Cortese    Fiano    Grechetto    Grenache Blanc    Malvasia Istriana    Marsanne    Muscadelle    Muscat of Alexandria    Ortega    Palomino    Parellada    Petite Arvine    Prosecco    Rieslaner    Roussanne    Savagnin    Scheurebe    Seyval Blanc    Tocai Friulano    Torrontés    Vermentino    Welschriesling


Created in 1948, Ortega is a cross between two German grapes: Müller-Thürgau and Siegerrebe. Used as a table grape as well as in wine, Ortega is easy to grow and can be planted in cold climates. Ortega is best in sweet wines, which usually have a light, peachy flavor. Ortega is most often found in Germany, though plantings are declining. Ortega also makes good wines in England.