The Riesling grape is made in dry, off dry, late harvest, and botrytis styles. It is extremely sensitive to climate and terrain and can vary substantially in different locations. Wines made with Riesling are generally light to medium bodied.
Unfortunately, California Riesling is not a hit with the average consumer. But enlightened winemakers love this challenging, rewarding grape. The Riesling grape likes cool temperatures and needs a long growing season in California.
Riesling has been grown in Europe since the 15th century. This delicate and refined white varietal has historically been grown in the Mosel wine region of Germany, and the Alsace wine region of France.