Facebook pixel

Muscat Hamburg grapes

by | Jan 25, 2017

Muscat Hamburg is a famous variety of a black-skinned grape which is used in the preparation of both wine making as well as a table grape.

Muscat Hamburg

This red wine grape variety comes only in its black berried form that produces plump and shiny fruit, which is pretty fascinating as to its appearance.

This variety is grown majorly as a table grape however; the use of it is also carried out for the production of a variety of red wines.

Muscat Hamburg is counted as one of the members of the famous Muscat family of grapes.

However, the resulting wines that it prepares are considered as the lowest quality of the wine that is ever prepared from the Muscat grapes.

Wine grape varieties

The wines produced out of this grape variety tend to be a little lighter rather than neutral. Although it is considered to be producing the wines of the lowest quality among the grapes of the Muscat family, however, it does produce wine that is richer and suit the dessert-style wines.

This could be prepared by the way of the overripe Muscat Hamburg grapes. This grape variety is not an original grape variety, but the result of a cross performed in between Trollinger and Muscat of Alexandria.

Muscat Hamburg grape variety is seemed to appear only in a black berried form. It is chiefly used as a table grape.

Remember to read the Wine Tasting guide…


Origin of the Muscat Hamburg grapes

This variety of red wine grape is thought to have originated from England. However, according to some of the researchers, this grape variety was brought to this region from Germany.

Also, this grape variety is not an organic grape variety, but a cross performed in between Trollinger and Muscat of Alexandria. Today the plantation and cultivation of this red wine grape variety are carried out in the regions of France, Britain as well as Eastern Europe.

Also, most wines prepared out of this grape variety also originate from California. Also, a lot many producers from China have started experimenting with this grape variety. This grape variety is also found in the vineyards of Israel.

Regions that use Muscat Hamburg grapes

In the region of Eastern Europe, especially Serbia, Macedonia, this grape is used in the production of dry and light red wines along with the hints of Muscat aroma.

These wines have also started gaining popularity as a table wine ingredient in China. Muscat Hamburg red wine grape variety is also grown in the regions of California, Oregon, Virginia, Washington as well as Texas.

In the region of California, this grape is grown in the Quady Winery and prepares a deeply coloured and aromatic wine known as Elysium. In Canada, this grape is used in the production Black Muscat wine in the Vancouver Island.

Synonyms of Muscat Hamburg

This grape variety is also known under different synonyms such as Black Muscat, Black Hamburg, Muskat Trollinger, Tamiioasa Hamburg, Golden Hamburg as well as Tamiioasa Neagra.

Characteristics of Muscat Hamburg Wines

This grape variety is often considered as the weakest grape variety out of all the Muscat grapes in regard to the flavour profiles as well as aromas. However, whenever it comes to the appearance of this grape, it is highly fascinating.

The dark skin of this grape does not translate itself well into the wines and the wines so prepared as a light blush or rose as to their style and appearance.

Also, these wines lack enough acid as well as character which could make it interesting. The berries of this grape are oval as to their appearance and are variable as to their size.

The flavour of these berries is however, consistently excellent. These berries could resist cracking very well.

Food pairing with Muscat Hamburg Wines

All the wines prepared out of this red wine grape variety are paired well with the food items such as pan-fried haloumi, berry tart with mascarpone as well as Eton mess.

These wines also taste very well when paired with fresh eateries, jellies as well as cheese platters.


Michael Bredahl

Michael Bredahl

Wine Writer

I have been online since it all began, with blogging and creating websites. Drinking wine, and writing about them, are one of my passions. Remember to drink responsibly 🙂

Are you a Copywriter?

We have a lot of articles without much content, if you can do it better, you are welcome to write a nice article, and get the proper credit for that. Read more information about beeing an author, and Contact us for more information.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Alcohol and Distilleries
Wine Grape Varieties
Wine Informations
Wine Merchants
Bar and Cocktail Equipment
Bottle Opener
Wine Accessories
Wine Opener
Alcohol Free
Brown Ale
Chinese Beer
Christmas Beer
Czech Beer
Danish Beer
English Beer
Finnish Beer
German Beer
Iceland Beer
Indian Pale Ale
Italian Beer
Japanese Beer
Mexican beer
Pale Ale
Seasonal Beer
Swedish Beer
Turkish Beer
Wheat Beer
White Ale
French Champagne
Cocktail Bitters
Cocktail Mixer
Cocktail Muscat
Cocktail Shakers
Fruit Juice
Mead and Tonic Wine
Soft Drinks
Spirits Mixer
Dessert Wine
Argentinian Dessert Wine
Australian Dessert Wine
Chile Dessert Wine
English Dessert Wine
French Dessert Wine
Fruit and Ginger Wine
German Dessert Wine
Hungarian Dessert Wine
Italian Dessert Wine
Madeira and Marsala
New Zealand Dessert WIne
Portugal Dessert Wine
South African Dessert Wine
Spanish Dessert Wine
Cognac and Brandy
Eau De Vie
Gin & Genever
Gran Marnier
Irish Liqueur
Irish Vodka
RTD'S (Ready to Drink)
Tequila & Mescal
Port Wine
Portuguese Port Wine
Portuguese White Port
Ruby Port Wine
Tawny Port Wine
Red Wine
American Red Wine
Argentina Red Wine
Australian Red Wine
Austrian Red Wine
Bulgarian Red Wine
Chile Red Wine
English Red Wine
French Red Wine
Georgia Red Wine
German Red Wine
Greek Red Wine
Hungarian Red Wine
Italian Red Wine
New Zealand Red Wine
Portuguese Red Wine
South African Red Wine
Spanish Red Wine
Uruguay Red Wine
Rosé Wine
American Rosé Wine
Australian Rosé Wine
Chile Rosé Wine
English Rosé Wine
French Rosé Wine
German Rosé Wine
Italian Rosé Wine
New Zealand Rosé Wine
Portuguese Rosé Wine
South African Rosé Wine
Spanish Rosé Wine
Sparkling Wine
American Sparkling Wine
Argentina Sparkling Wine
Cyprus Sparkling Wine
French Sparkling Wine
German Sparkling Wine
Italian Sparkling Wine
South African Sparkling Wine
Spanish Sparkling Wine
Walisisch Sparkling Wine
Blended Malt Whisky
Blended Whisky
Bourbon & USA Whiskey
Grain Whisky
Irish Whiskey
Other Whisky
Scotch Whisky
Single Malt Whisky
White Wine
American White Wine
Argentina White Wine
Australian White Wine
Austrian White Wine
Chile White Wine
English White Wine
French White Wine
Georgia White Wine
German White Wine
Greek White Wine
Hungarian White Wine
Italian White Wine
New Zealand White Wine
Slovakian White Wine
South African White Wine
Spanish White Wine
Chile Wine
English Wine
Exclusive Wines
Fine Wine
French Wine
German Wine
Italian Wine
New Zealand Wine
Port Sherry Madeira
Portugal Wine
Spanish Wine
Wine Gifts
Beer Gifts
Gift Packaging
Spirit Gifts
Wine & Champagne Gifts

Wine Tours

5/5 (16)

Give this page a High Five!

Save up to 20%

Get our newsletter with the promotional code, and save a lot of money!

You will now recieve our Newsletters, Thank You :-)

See all of Our Promotional Codes and benefits here

Online Shopping and World's Best Wines

Save up to 20%

Receive our newsletter and get the latest news, promotional codes and freebies

You will now recieve our Newsletters, Thank You :-)

See all of Our Promotional Codes and benefits here