The name Morio-Muskat, for this crossing of Silvaner and Weissburgunder derives from its breeder, Peter Morio, and its characteristically strong, rich bouquet that is reminiscent of Muscat grapes.

It adds a spicy touch to a blended wine. During the past twenty years, as the popularity of rather sweet, flowery wines has declined, the vineyard area devoted to Morio-Muskat has dropped by fifty percent. Nevertheless, it is still planted in the Pfalz, where it was bred, and in Rheinhessen.