Regent is a successful hybrid dark-skinned red grape variety originating from Pfalz of Germany made by crossing (Silvaner and Müller-Thurgau) and Chambourcin in 1967 by Dr Gerhardt Alleweldt. The grape is one of the best hybrids for vinification, producing wines that are full-bodied and densely coloured with soft tannins and plenty of red fruit flavours. Regent is an early ripening with above-average must weight and has high resistance to winter frosts and good resistance to downy mildew, odium and botrytis, therefore, reducing the need for chemical plant protection. And thinking in that sense almost all mass production grape growers are using it all over Germany. Some plantings of Regent are found in Switzerland, England and the United States.