Phoenix (grape)

  • Grape
  • Table grape

Intersection of Bacchus x Villard Blanc

The white grape Phoenix is ​​a new breed of JKI, Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof. It emerged from a cross between Bacchus and Villard Blanc. Responsible distinguished Professor Gerhardt Alleweldt. The name of the vine refers to the mythical creature phoenix that burns to neuzuerstehen from the ashes.

The first area approvals received the grape in 1994 having carried out the plant variety protection and inclusion on the List of Varieties in 1992. Because of their resistance to frost it is grown in Germany, among others, in the wine region Stargarder country. In home gardens, the variety is also often used as a table grape, due to their robustness and taste.

In 2007, the acreage was in Germany 46 acres, after the area in 2001 was 29 hectares. Small stocks are also known in Switzerland. (0.13 acres, as of 2007, source: Office fédéral de l'agriculture OFAG )

It has medium early bud and berry ripening, winter is frost resistant and highly resistant to the fungal disease powdery mildew and downy mildew. The wine it is characterized by fine muscat aroma, is full bodied and strong with fresh to strong acidity.


The vineyards in Germany are distributed as follows among the various regions:

Source: Statistics vineyard of 13 March 2008, Federal Statistical Office, Wiesbaden, 2008 Descriptive list of varieties of the Federal Plant Variety Office, 2008, page 198ff.