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    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 resistant cul...
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    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. Concor...
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  • 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 pronounced t...
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  • Neptune
    Neptune - [Pat. PP12,302] produces large, attractive, conical clusters with yellow-green, non-slipskin berries. Any seed traces are soft and unnoticeable when eating. Moderately thick skin resists cracking, flavor is ...
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  • Vidal Blanc - Grafted
    Vidal Blanc is a productive white wine grape with medium-sized berries borne on very large, compact tapering clusters. Vidal can produce a semi-dry varietal wine and is often blended with other white hybrids. Fruit has...
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    Itasca
    Itasca is the newest cold-hardy release out of the University of Minnesota Breeding program. Itasca produces a dry white wine that is light yellow to straw in color and has aromas of pear, quince, violet, melon, minerals...
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    L Acadie
    L Acadie blanc is a complex hybrid grown primarily in Nova Scotia where some consider it hardier than Seyval. Suitable for areas with cool, short growing seasons. Wines from fruit grown in warmer regions tend to lack a...
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    101-14
    Standard rootstock in Eastern US. Vigorous mostly sterile female variety with attractive leaves and shoots. Used for decorative arbors where fruit is not wanted, does well on clay soils
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  • Albariño - Grafted
    Widely grown in Galacia (northwest Spain) and Portugal (where it is known as Alvarinho), Albariño produces distinctive, aromatic, high quality wines, one of the few Spanish white varieties used to produce a varietal win...
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    Alpenglow
    Alpenglow produces light red berries, only turning color when exposed to sunlight. This Swenson selection makes a light, neutral wine with very low acid and sugar. Suitable as a blending component for varieties with high...
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    Alwood
    Alwood is similar in appearance to Concord with larger berries and a pronounced labrusca aroma. Vines are very productive, have above average disease resistance and grow well in a variety of soils.
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  • 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 resi...
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  • Aromella
    Aromella is a recent Cornell release capable of making a top ranked floral to muscat wine. Own-rooted vines have been highly productive and highly vigorous with large, loose clusters. Some fruit shelling has been observe...
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  • Aurore
    Grown primarily in the cooler regions of the US with very early ripening and good winter hardiness, Aurore is a white to pink variety that is vigorous and ripens about a month before Concord. Aurore is often used as a bl...
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  • 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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  • Baco Noir
    Baco is an extremely vigorous variety that is best grown on heavy soils. Its fruit is usually high in acid, producing wines of good quality that are deeply pigmented and fruity.
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  • Barbera - Grafted
    Grown primarily in the Piedmont, Barbera is the second most planted variety in Italy. It has a high level of natural acidity even when fully ripe, so is best suited for hot climates.
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    Beta
    Beta is extremely hardy with good resistance to most diseases. Once the most widely grown grape in Minnesota where it is popular for its hardiness and juice and jelly quality.
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  • Brianna
    Brianna is a relatively easy to grow variety with good disease resistance and winter hardiness. Produces light, semi-sweet table wines with grapefruit, tropical, and floral characteristics, with a pronounced pineapple no...
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    Buffalo
    Buffalo is vigorous and productive, producing medium-sized blue slipskin grapes. Buffalo is recognized as the finest flavored early blue grape, with a marvelous aroma.
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  • Cabernet Sauvignon - Grafted
    Cabernet Sauvignon is a vigorous, variety with late bud break and late maturity. It is one of the world's most widely renowned red wine varieties, grown in nearly every major wine producing country among a diverse spectr...
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  • Canadice
    Canadice produces compact clusters with medium size, pink to light red seedless berries. A slipskin variety with tender and edible skin with a distinct but not overpoweringly labrusca flavor.
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  • Carmenère - Grafted
    An old Bordeaux variety largely replaced by Merlot in France, but widely grown in Chile where vines planted as Merlot turned out to be Carmenère. Ripens later than Merlot but earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon.
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  • Catawba
    Widely grown in Ohio and Central NY as early as the mid 19th century and widely used for sparkling wine, Catawba was the most popular grape cultivated in the US prior to the introduction of Concord, and was the major var...
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