With Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Lemberger, no fewer than five grape varieties are permitted for the Große Gewächs in Württemberg. Nevertheless, the number of wines registered annually in this category remains quite manageable. Only 15 wineries are members of the regional association of the VDP, and most of them do not actually produce a Großes Gewächs from all the approved varieties.
Württemberg is undoubtedly one of the regions in Germany whose wine quality has made the most remarkable progress in the last ten or 15 years. This is especially true here for the white wines. For a long time it was difficult to discern a reasonably clear profile in the Württemberg white wine scene. Only a few producers managed to produce wines with a clearly recognisable character of origin as well as enough substance and depth to keep up with their neighbours from Baden or the Palatinate. However, this picture has clearly changed. Wines made from Burgundy varieties no longer have to hide from those from Baden, and Rieslings are rarely In Focus in the public eye because there is a hundredfold competition in this domain from regions that are considerably more synonymous with Riesling than Württemberg. The wines would certainly be worthy of greater attention.