Ortega, a crossing of Müller-Thurgau and Siegerrebe is a very early-ripening white variety that achieves high must weights even in average years.

Ortega Auslese and dessert wines have a rich, peachy bouquet and flavor. Rheinhessen and the Pfalz have the most plantings, but it is also grown in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region as well as in Franken, where it was bred.