Definition of Johannisberg in English:


Line breaks: Jo¦han¦nis|berg
Pronunciation: /dʒəˈhanɪsbəːg
(also Johannisberg Riesling)


  • 1The chief variety of the Riesling wine grape, originating in Germany and widely grown in California and elsewhere.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] A white wine made from the Johannisberg grape.
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    • 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.


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

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