Named after the Roman god of wine, Bacchus is found in Canada’s westernmost province of British Columbia, in the United Kingdom, and most widely in its native Germany, where Bacchus flourishes in the heart of German bulk wine production and beer country. Two-thirds of Germany’s Bacchus plantings are found in the Rheinhessen with much of the rest in the Franconia district, an area famous for its Bavarian wheat beers and the unique smoky brews known as Rauchbier.

This productive cultivar was created by crossing Müller-Thurgau with a Silvaner-Riesling cross. Bacchus is a white wine-producing varietal that adapts to a broad range of climates and benefits from its ability to grow in less favorable vineyard sites than Riesling and even Müller-Thurgau. It produces full-bodied wines, with attractive fruit and floral characteristics, similar to Muscat. As an early budder, Bacchus can be susceptible to spring frosts, and its typical lack of acidity can prove challenging, particularly in hot vintages. In Read more »

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  • Friedrich Daudistel 1008 Bacchus St. Johanner Abiel Qualitatsweinb. A. A.R.Nr. 4 365015001 99 Abfuller Rheinhessen Sibb Sweet 1998


    This light yellow wine is made from a grape that is a cross between (Riesling x Silvaner) X Muller-thurgau It had a petrol, fruity noise and a soft current and nutmeg taste with no tannins and not overly sweet but it is considered a sweet wine.. It was a delightful wine to have with the Schnitzel, pomme frites and red cabbage meal. Read More

    Wine review by lakenvelder

  • Januik Riesling Bacchus Vineyard 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by katepineo

  • Luigi Bosca Malbec Reserva 2008


    Had this wine while we were in Costa Rica. Since it is not a country of wine ... this wine being served at Bacchus in Santa Ana Read More

    Wine review by Hspurdy

  • The discussion about "natural wine" Vs "industrial wine" is really hot in Italy. After hundred of posts, articles and discussion i can resume my opinion: 1) i like good wines, 2) i don't like bad wines, i can just add i particulary love territorial good wines.Too much simple?There's some hot discussion around and not for all the issue is so simp... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Natural wine...

  • Arrowleaf Cellars Bacchus Blanc


    All around palate pleaser, one of my personal favorites! Read More

    Wine review by fallonbowman

  • Peter Brum Bacchus 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by ElChamucoBlanco

  • Typically my least favorite holiday, but somehow this year I got roped into hosting a party for Halloween. The idea of a wine related costume struck me as not really a great option, since everyone knows I like wine, but maybe I just haven't thought of the right theme.So...any ideas on encorporating a wine theme into a Halloween costume?Let's go ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Halloween Ideas

  • Kristian Story Rhapsodie Cabernet Sauvig 2006


    Actually tasting 2006 and 2007- the layers and complexity of 3 clones... ... See Clone, Phelps Bacchus clone...meaty- french oak gives it elegance, tad lower alc than most Napa Cab's- long velvet finis Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Beaulieu Vinyards Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 ... I was on Mt. Olympus with Bacchus himself.After that taste, the interesting old fellow behind the counter began to "taste" with us, and it became quite a jolly old time. Indeed, my wife became so intoxicated that she actually turned down a glass of Sauterne at the ... Read More

    From the article Pretending to be proper wine snobs

  • Rheinhessen Bacchus Janz 2009


    Fruity, light. Semi-sweet. Melon sweetness, apple crispness. A little bit of a headache after two glasses...must pace self. Higher score would be given if headache didn't occur. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

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