The Kanzlerrebe is a rarely grown white wine grape, that delivers fruity, high-quality wines.
It is grown exclusively in Germany, especially in the wine growing region Nahe.
The name Kanzlerrebe is an allusion to a respective property of the first three German Chancellors
that should be characteristic of the wine: refined as Konrad Adenauer, Ludwig Erhard as full-bodied and elegant as Kurt Georg Kiesinger
The wines have always a very high quality and aromatic and a high aging potential.
The grape variety Kanzler was bred by Georg Scheu 1927 at the State Institute for Grapevine Breeding Alzey from a cross of Müller-Thurgau and Silvaner.
The Kanzlerrebe puts like Riesling very high demands to soil and climate and is very sensitive to fungal disease and frost.
In 2007 there was only an area of 34 hectares in Germany, in 2001, still an area of 49 hectares.