Dornfelder is a red grape variety created in 1956 by crossing Helfensteiner and Heroldrebe. It is widely planted in Germany, particularly in Rheinhessen and Pfalz regions. It is known for its hardiness and resilience, producing moderately tannic, fresh, deeply-colored, medium-bodied red wines that are often aged in oak barrels. Dornfelder is also grown in other countries such as England, United States and is used for making single-variety wines, rosé and blends with Pinot Noir. The grape variety is known to have good acidity and pairs well with meat-based dishes and flavorful seafood.