Dornfelder is a dark-skinned variety of grape of German origin known for producing richly colored red wines. Created in the 1950s, it quickly gained popularity for its robust flavors and deep, inky hues. Dornfelder wines are known for their fruit-forward character, featuring notes of blackberry, cherry, and plum, often complemented by hints of spice. These wines typically have a medium body, moderate tannins, and a pleasant acidity, making them quite approachable. Dornfelder can produce wines that range from sweet to dry, appealing to a wide spectrum of wine enthusiasts. Its versatility and charm have helped it become one of the most planted red grape varieties in Germany.