Rheinhessen is traditionally known as white wine region. However, several "red wine islands" have always been around Ingelheim, Gundersheim and Biebelnheim. In addition, there is Dornfelder and Pinot Noir ("Spätburgunder"), just as well as Portugieser, Frühburgunder (Pinot Madeleine) or Regent. In the last few years, there has been some international red varieties as well, such as Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon. The increased demand for red wine and for special wines like "Weißherbst" led to the cultivation of red varieties growing to more than twice as much as before within the last 25 years (to around 30% in 2016).