|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (July 2013)|
|Color of berry skin||Blanc|
|Also called||Geisenheim 22-74|
|Notable regions||Germany, Madeira, Italy, New Zealand|
Arnsburger is a white variety of grape used for wine. It was created 1939 by Heinrich Birk (1898-1973) at the Geisenheim Grape Breeding Institute by crossing two clones of Riesling, clone 88 and clone 64. Arnsburger did not receive varietal protection until 1984. It was named after Arnsburg Abbey, a ruin of a Cistercian abbey in Wetterau, as a homage of the importance of Cistercians in the history of German wine.
The only synonym of Arnsburger is its breeding code Geisenheim 22- 74.
Arnsburg was used as a crossing partner for Saphira.
- Vitis International Variety Catalogue: Arnsburger, accessed on May 31, 2009