Grafted Hybrids

  1. Viognier - Grafted

    Viognier is a Rhone variety that produces small clusters of yellow and amber fruit. Viognier can make excellent wines with distinctive aromatic characteristics, but vines tend to have low vigor and produce relative...
  2. Vignoles – Grafted

    Vignoles produces small, compact clusters highly susceptible to Botrytis bunch rot. Fruit can develop high sugar content while maintaining acidity, so Vignoles can be used to make late harvest desert wines in addit...
  3. Verdelet - Grafted

    Verdelet produces large, loose bunches with egg-shaped, whitish or grey-yellow to yellow-gold fruit. Verdelet is typically used to make a clear, delicate white wine.
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  4. Valvin Muscat - Grafted

    Valvin Muscat produces a highly aromatic, high quality muscat wine with improved winter hardiness and disease resistance over its vinifera parent (Muscat Ottonel). Only sold as grafted vines as own-rooted vines typi...
  5. Tempranillo - Grafted

    Tempranillo is one of Spain's most important varieties, it can produce wines that are deeply-colored and long-lasting, typically not high in alcohol content.
  6. Shiraz - Grafted

    Shiraz is the Australian synonym for Syrah, an ancient, noble variety capable of producing outstanding wines with long aging potential. The wines have a wide range of flavor depending on the climate and soils where...
  7. Seyval Blanc - Grafted

    Seyval Blanc is one of the most widely planted white hybrid varieties in cooler regions of the eastern US. Vines are typically overly fruitful and require some cluster thinning.
  8. Pinotage - Grafted

    Pinotage is a uniquely South African vinifera variety that has achieved international success. Pinotage can produce rich, long-lasting and deep colored wines that age well in oak.
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  9. Pinot Noir - Grafted

    Pinot Noir is the classic red Burgundy cultivar, it ripens best under cool, dry conditions and is best suited for cool but moderate climates. Wines are lower in tannins and pigments than the other great French wine...
  10. Pinot Gris - Grafted

    Pinot Gris is a lighter-skinned mutation of Pinot Noir that produces small, compact clusters of berries ranging in color from pink, to coppery-gray, to brownish-pink, even within the same cluster. Its low acidity ma...
  11. Pinot Blanc - Grafted

    Likely discovered in Burgundy in the late 19th century as a sport of Pinot Gris (itself a sport of Pinot Noir), Pinot Blanc is widely planted in central Europe. Sometimes confused with Chardonnay but often known for...
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  12. Petite Sirah - Grafted

    Petite Sirah became popular in France for its resistance to downy mildew but has since fallen from favor there, it is currently being planted on an experimental basis in many locations in the US.
  13. NY81.0315.17-GRAFTED

    NY 81.0315.17 is sold only as grafted vines as own-rooted vines are not sufficiently vigorous in most locations. Excellent wine quality potential with much less susceptibility to botrytis bunch rot than its Rieslin...
  14. Muscat Ottonel - Grafted

    Muscat Ottonel is earlier ripening than other vinifera muscats and is the leading muscat in Alsace. Probably bred as a table grape, Muscat Ottonel has subdued muscat flavor and is used to produce dry table to late...
  15. Merlot - Grafted

    Merlot is Bourdeaux's most planted grape variety, known for its smooth texture and outstanding varietal wines, but often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon. Earlier ripening than Cabernet Sauvignon, but not as winter h...
  16. Lemberger - Grafted

    Not to be confused with cheese, Lemberger is used to produce low acid, varietal wines. It is gaining a reputation in the Finger Lakes region of NY as a variety with good wine potential and easier to grow than Pinot...
  17. Kerner - Grafted

    Considered a success story of modern German vine breeding, Kerner became widely planted in Germany in the 1990s. Typically used to make high quality wines similar to Riesling in many respects including high acidity...
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  18. Gewürztraminer - Grafted

    Gewürztraminer is a musqué mutation of Traminer that produces compact clusters of small, spicy, pinkish-red grapes with high natural sugar and low acidity, so is best suited for cooler climates. The best wines exh...
  19. Chardonnay - Grafted

    The standard of white wine grapes, Chardonnay can be used to make a wide range of wine styles from "fruit forward" wines fermented in stainless, to buttery wines fermented or finished with oak. Chardonnay is the pri...
  20. Cayuga White - Grafted

    Cayuga White is one of the most productive and disease resistant varieties grown in New York and was Cornell University's first variety released specifically for winemaking. This versatile grape can be made into a s...
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  21. Auxerrois - Grafted

    Auxerrois is a full sibling of Chardonnay. Widely grown in the Alsace region of France where it produces a relatively low acid wine used for blending and as a varietal.
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  22. Arandell- Grafted

    First release from Dr. Bruce Reisch's "no spray" grape breeding program at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva. High disease resistance and potential to produce red wines of good quality. Good...
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