Definition of Johannisberg in English:


(also Johannisberg Riesling)

Pronunciation /jōˈhanisbərɡ/ /dʒoʊˈhænɪsbərɡ/


  • 1The chief variety of the Riesling wine grape, originating in Germany and widely grown in California and elsewhere.

    ‘For example, I now know that Johannisberg Rieslings are a pretty safe bet for my limited palette.’
    • ‘Late harvest Johannisberg Rieslings are very sweet, and make excellent dessert wines.’
    • ‘Several different grape varieties include Riesling in their name, including the Johannisbergs or White Rieslings of California.’
    • ‘Riesling, or more specifically Johannisberg Riesling is one of the oldest and noblest of all white wine grapes.’
    1. 1.1A white wine made from the Johannisberg grape.
      ‘True Riesling wine is sometimes hard to identify because it is sold as both Johannisberg Riesling and White Riesling in North America.’
      • ‘He bought a bottle of 2003 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Johannisberg Riesling.’
      • ‘It was suggested that the only American Riesling worth drinking is the Johannisberg variety, so I was pleased that was the one that Ian kindly left us in our fridge.’
      • ‘Flowery Traminers and Johannisberg Rieslings are made by Worden's Washington Winery, outside Spokane.’
      • ‘In the summer, enjoy a chilled glass of Johannisberg Riesling with fresh strawberries and cheeses.’
      • ‘The bright flavors of our Johannisberg Riesling are especially delicious with lighter foods, such as appetizers, salads, smoked cold cuts and cheeses.’
      • ‘Some success has even been achieved in making dry-styled Gewurztraminers and Johannisberg Rieslings from Russian River Valley grapes.’
      • ‘This Johannisberg Riesling has refreshing honeysuckle flavor with hints of peach and apricot and a long and pleasant finish.’
      • ‘Both the dry & off-dry Johannisberg Rieslings are really good there too.’
      • ‘At Dr. Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars in Hammondsport, they have already released their 2004 vintage Dry and Johannisberg Rieslings.’
      • ‘Other names for true Riesling are Johannisberg Riesling (named after the famed Schloss Johannisberg) and White Riesling.’
      • ‘Hogue Cellars and Hyatt Vineyards both have excellent Johannisberg Rieslings that pair wonderfully with steamed crab or tarragon grilled chicken.’


From the name of a castle and village on the Rhine, Germany, where it was originally produced.



/jōˈhanisbərɡ/ /dʒoʊˈhænɪsbərɡ/