Definition of Gewürztraminer in US English:



  • 1A variety of white grape grown mainly in the Alsace, Austria, and the Rhine valley.

    • ‘For example for the whole of NZ, the area planted in Gewürztraminer is 202 hectares - producing around 530 tonnes of grapes.’
    • ‘The style of wines is dry, subtle and elegant with the emphasis on mainly white aromatic grapes: Gewürztraminer, Riesling, and Pinot Gris.’
    • ‘This augers well for other lesser known white grape varieties grown successfully in the Cape - such as Colombard and Gewürztraminer - usually overshadowed by the popular Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.’
    • ‘The Alsace varietals seem to be the most consistent, with Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Gewürztraminer leading the charge.’
    • ‘The most adaptable varieties were brought from Europe and, in descending order of total acreage in the mid 1990s, the state's white vinifera varieties were Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, and Sauvignon Blanc.’
    1. 1.1 A wine made from the Gewürztraminer grape.
      • ‘Ask for a much cheaper Alsace Gewürztraminer, or indeed any Alsace white wine, and you won't go wrong.’
      • ‘If you thought the best wines for Asian food were Rieslings and Gewürztraminers, think again.’
      • ‘Some Gewürztraminers are so heavy you can barely lift them off the table.’
      • ‘As stated, it's similar in its aromatic complexities to a Gewürztraminer.’
      • ‘All of this was accompanied by a half bottle of Alsace Gewürztraminer and a full bottle of Australian Orange Merlot.’


German, from Gewürz ‘spice’ + Traminer.