Hardiness Zone 5

  1. America

    America is described in The Grapes of New York (Hedrick, 1907) as being one of the best native grapes for a dark wine and to make a very good port, lacking the foxy taste of Concord and Niagara. It is a PD resistan...
  2. 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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  3. Black Spanish - Grafted

    Black Spanish is an older variety that is tolerant to Pierce’s disease (it can carry the disease and thus be a source of infection if insect vectors are present with no reduction in yield, but Black Spanish vines...
  4. Chancellor

    Chancellor is considered among the better French-American varieties in terms of wine quality. It can produce a medium-bodied wine that ages well. Vines tend to be over-productive and may require some cluster thinn...
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  5. Chelois

    Chelois is a highly ranked French-American variety used as a varietal or for blending with other red hybrids. Like many French-American hybrids, it may require cluster thinning to prevent overcropping. Chelois comb...
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  6. Chelois - Grafted

    Chelois is a highly ranked French-American variety used as a varietal or for blending with other red hybrids. Like many French-American hybrids, it may require cluster thinning to prevent overcropping. Chelois comb...
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  7. Concord

    Concord is the most famous American grape, described by Horace Greeley as "the grape for the millions" with vigorous, hardy and productive vines that produce medium-sized clusters bearing large blue-black berries. C...
  8. Corot Noir

    Corot Noir produces distinctive deep red wine with attractive berry and cherry aromas and can be used for varietal wine production or for blending. Corot Noir is considered to represent a distinct improvement in re...
  9. DeChaunac

    DeChaunac is a productive, vigorous variety with large, loose clusters resistant to bunch rots. Cluster thinning is usually required to produce quality wines as overcropped vines are known to produce relatively low...
  10. Fredonia

    Fredonia is an early Concord-type, ripening about two weeks earlier. Valued for both table grape production and for wine.
  11. Frontenac

    Frontenac produces grapes with high sugar and high acidity used to produce dry red wine, rosé, and port. Wines typically present aromas of cherry and other red fruits. Acid reducing techniques are often used by the...
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  12. Geneva Red

    Geneva Red is highly vigorous and highly productive. Can make a dark red wine with classic hybrid aroma and with better tannin structure than other hybrids such as Baco Noir and De Chaunac.
  13. Isabella

    In the early 1800s, Isabella was widely planted in the North Atlantic and New England States where Catawba could not reliably ripen, but it fell out of favor after Concord was introduced. Isabella can withstand tro...
  14. Ives

    Rare, jet-black variety with loose, medium-sized clusters and berries. Can be used to make deep red wines, typically with strong foxy flavor and odor that can improve with time; still used in commercial juice produ...
  15. Ives - Grafted

    Rare, jet-black variety with loose, medium-sized clusters and berries. Can be used to make deep red wines, typically with strong foxy flavor and odor that can improve with time; still used in commercial juice produ...
  16. Landot Noir (Landot 4511)

    Landot Noir has both late bud break and early maturity, making it suitable for short-season climates. Makes a mild, fruity red wine used as a varietal or for blending.
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  17. Léon Millot

    Léon Millot is a sister of Marechal Foch, earlier-ripening and typically more productive. Wines are similar to those made from Foch with distinct berry aromas and are often blended with Foch.
  18. Maréchal Foch

    Maréchal Foch is an early ripening black grape with small berries and clusters, often susceptible to bird predation. It can be made into a variety of wines ranging from light and fruity to full-bodied.
  19. Maréchal Foch - Grafted

    Maréchal Foch is an early ripening black grape with small berries and clusters, often susceptible to bird predation. It can be made into a variety of wines ranging from light and fruity to full-bodied.
  20. Marquette

    Marquette is rapidly becoming the most popular northern red grape variety. Typically maturing with high sugar content and moderate acidity, Marquette can produce complex wines with attractive ruby color and pronoun...
  21. Noiret

    Noiret produces an excellent full-bodied, richly colored wine. The wines can resemble Shiraz (Syrah) with a distinct black pepper character, moderate tannins, and notes of raspberry, blackberry and mint. Vines are v...
  22. Noiret – Grafted

    Noiret produces an excellent full-bodied, richly colored wine. The wines can resemble Shiraz (Syrah) with a distinct black pepper character, moderate tannins, and notes of raspberry, blackberry and mint. Vines are v...
  23. Norton (Cynthiana)

    Norton (also known as Cynthiana) is a V. labruscana x V. aestivalis hybrid with a long history in eastern US wine production, particularly in Missouri and Virginia. Norton produces small to medium clusters of firm,...
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  24. Norton (Cynthiana) - Grafted

    Norton (also known as Cynthiana) is a V. labruscana x V. aestivalis hybrid with a long history in eastern US wine production, particularly in Missouri and Virginia. Norton produces small to medium clusters of firm,...
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  25. Sheridan

    Sheridan produces large, compact clusters with large, black Concord-type berries. Fruit ripens late, extending the season for those who like Concord-type grapes.
  26. St. Croix

    St. Croix produces wines that have been compared to a light to medium burgundy. Sugar content and tannins are low at maturity, but St. Croix has been used both as a varietal and for blending.
  27. St. Vincent

    Named after the patron saint of Cote d'Or in the Burgundy region of France, St. Vincent can make wine similar to an Italian chianti with cherry and citrus flavors and a long and complex aftertaste. St. Vincent can a...
  28. Steuben

    Steuben produces medium to large, compact clusters of medium-sized, spherical slipskin berries with a spicy tang. Steuben can produce an aromatic white, blush, or rosé wine.
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  29. Valiant

    Valiant is extremely winter hardy and produces small, compact clusters of small berries that ripen reliably. It is used for juice and jelly where other varieties are not hardy enough to be grown.
  30. Van Buren

    Van Buren is a Concord-type table grape with average size purple-black slipskin berries, ripening 3-4 weeks before Concord.
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