Farberrebe was produced by the prolific Rheinhessen grape breeder Georg Scheu, by crossing Weissburgunder with Müller-Thurgau in 1929. 

An early-ripening white variety, with sufficient ripeness, the Faberrebe can produce elegant, refreshing wines with a light Muscat tone and, usually, more acidity than Müller-Thurgau or Silvaner. The majority of plantings are in the Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Nahe regions.