Grape Varieties

CHAMBOURCIN:

chambourcin_150.jpgFrench-American hybrid from Rhone circa: 1963. Bunch rot resistant, mildly
winter hardy to -5°. Requires long growing season. Large berry size with large,
loose clusters. Low to moderate vigor, trains well with cordon trained spur
pruning. Root stock unknown.

CRIMSON CABERNET:

crimson_150.jpgCabernet Sauvignon clone from Rutherford, CA crossed with a Monticello clone
of Norton. Strong, early grower. Self-rooted.

 

CHARDONEL:

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French-American white hybrid cross released in 1990. Good cold resistance. Long
growing season with low tolerance of poorly drained soil. Medium berry size and
median to large compact clusters. Moderate vigor. Rootstock 3309.

 

MARECHAL FOCH:

marechal_150.jpgFrench-American red grape hybrid with small clusters. Good cold tolerance to -
20°. Grows well in sandy soil. Root stock unknown.

 

NORTON:

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Native American cultivar similar to Cynthiana. Slow maturing, but vigorous.
Red wine grape with small berry size with small, loose clusters. Good cold
tolerance. Note: The Marechal Foch and Norton varieties are being planted on an
experimental basis for potential future vineyard expansion.

Note: The Marechal Foch and Norton varieties are being planted on an experimental
basis for potential vineyard expansion.