machine-MADE & GRAPE VARIETAL SPECIFIC
Introduced in 2007, Vitis’ towering profile and graceful silhouette adds a sophisticated presence to any table. It was the first series RIEDEL designed where all glasses in the collection were the exact same height, creating aesthetic harmony.
Aptly named after the Latin word for ‘vine’, Vitis climbs skyward on a seamlessly pulled stem. This technique draws the base of the bowl into the very top of the stem, indenting the bottom of the bowl. When wine is poured into the glass, this triangular space adds an additional point of interest to the glass. Perfectly proportioned, Vitis is exquisitely balanced both in the hand and to the eye.
The collection’s varietal-specific glasses are based upon Riedel’s Extreme bowl shapes and beautifully compliment New World wines. Thoughtfully designed by Georg Riedel, the sides of the Vitis bowls flare dramatically outward before narrowing toward the rim, maximizing the surface to air space wine experiences and allowing the wines to aerate within the glass.
The Vitis collection was a recipient of the Good Design Award from the Chicago Atheneum. The series is produced by machine in lead-free crystal glass, and sold in sets of two. All RIEDEL glasses are dishwasher safe.