Best Gewurztraminer Wine

The Gewürztraminer grape was first grown in Northern Italy, where it produces a white wine of the same name. Today Gewürztraminers are produced in Alsace, Germany, New Zealand, America, Canada and many other regions. This grape grows well in a cool climate and most famously in Alsace, France.

Gewürztraminers range from pale peach to a deep golden tone in color and from bone-dry to dessert-sweet in style. This vibrant wine has mouth-watering acidity as well as aromas of flowers (especially roses), nutmeg, cloves and lychee nuts. Drink this crisp wine young because it generally ages only for about five years.

Gewürztraminer pairs well with many foods depending on the degree of sweetness. “Gewürtz is German for “spice," which is why this wine is often considered the best match for spicy dishes. Some terrific matches include beef bourguignonne, fresh fruit, cheese, fish, poultry, spicy foods, curries and Asian dishes.

My reviews of these Gewurztraminer white wines are updated weekly. These Gewurztraminer white wines offer great taste at a good price. You'll find food pairings for Gewurztraminer in my wine matcher. This is just a small set of my reviews, but you can get all of them when you join my wine community.



Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Tinhorn Creek Vineyard - Golden Mile Bench Gewurztraminer 2010
Okanagan Valley Vqa, Bc, Canada
A lovely rosewater-lychee aroma-infused white with terrific bright peach and pear notes and a hint of baking spices on the finish. Gewurztraminer food pairings: tandoori chicken, spot prawns, sunomono salad, or pork & fruit dishes. Alcohol: 12.3%  Sweetness: Medium Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2011‐2013  Price: $17.99 Score: 88/100

This Gewurztraminer was reviewed January 3, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 530675  Check Stock

Featherstone Winery & Vineyard Gewurztraminer 2007
V.Q.A. Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Exotic and aromatic notes of lychee, nuts and rose petals. Closed with a screwcap. Gewurztraminer food pairings: Asian dishes. Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Medium Dry  750 ml  Price: $18.95 Score: 87/100

This Gewurztraminer was reviewed August 16, 2008 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 64592  Check Stock

Darting Gewürztraminer Kabinett 2005
Qmp, Dürkheimer Nonnengarten, Estate Btld., Pfalz, Germany
Stunning! A white wine with exotic layers of rose petals, lychee and nuts. Closed with a screwcap. Alcohol: 9%  Sweetness: Medium Dry  750 ml  Price: $16.95 Score: 90/100

This Darting Gewürztraminer Kabinett was reviewed March 15, 2008 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 944181  Check Stock

Miguel Torres Viña Esmeralda Moscatel De Alejandra Gewurztraminer 2008
D.O.C., Catalunya, Spain
A lovely aromatic white with notes of lychee, rose petals, white peach, white flowers and white pepper. Light- to medium-bodied. Perfect aperitif. A blend of Moscatel de Alejandra (85%) and Gewurztraminer (15%). Closed with a screwcap. Alcohol: 12%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Best Value White Wine  Price: $12.95 Score: 89/100

This Moscatel De Alejandra Gewurztraminer was reviewed August 1, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 113696  492 in stock
BC: 165316  1084 in stock
SAQ: 10357329  Check Stock

Open Riesling Gewürztraminer 2007
V.Q.A., Niagara, Ontario, Canada
An exuberant, zesty wine that wakes up the tastebuds then tickles them with lovely lush pineapple, lychee and white peach notes. Light-bodied but not wimpy: packed with expressive tropical and citrus fruit. Perfect as an aperitif or the glass of wine at 5 p.m. that I call "Mommy's little helper." Riesling Gewürztraminer food pairings: salads, seafood, mild and medium curries, sweet and sour dishes, glazed ham, fruit chutney. Alcohol: 11%  Sweetness: Medium Dry  750 ml  Price: $11.95 Score: 89/100

This Riesling Gewürztraminer was reviewed July 11, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 134965  Check Stock

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