Vitis vinifera ‘German Small Black’

‘No. 9 – Small Black Grape. Probably of the Pineau family, also from Germany, bears little, but promising for wine. This and the preceding [Small Pink Grape] are small hardy plants and would probably succeed in cold elevated sites. I have never seem their produce made into wine. They should be planted at least as close as No.1 [Pineau Gris].’ [Maro p.23/1844].



Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data from the contemporary literature. 



History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1843 and 1845 catalogues. For William Macarthur’s comments on this grape see the description.




Published Jun 25, 2010 - 02:59 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2011 - 11:38 AM

More details about Vitis vinifera ‘German Small Black’
Family Vitaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, probably Germany

Common Name

Grape, Wine Grape

Name in the Camden Park Record

Small black grape from Germany



Confidence level low