Hardiness Zone 8

  1. Gruner Veltliner - Grafted

    Gruner Veltliner is the most planted grape variety in Austria and is widely grown in eastern Europe, but too late-ripening for more northern regions. Wines are typically finished dry and are peppery or spicy.
  2. Himrod

    Vigorous vines produce large, loose clusters of oval, soft, flavorful berries. Grapes have a honey-like flavor and a melting, juicy texture.
  3. Hope

    Hope - [Pat. PP25,697] is a green seedless grape with a fruity flavor and high yields. Berries are non-slipskin, typically without traces of seeds, while fruit texture is soft. Vines are moderate in vigor, but negat...
  4. Indulgence **NEW RELEASE**

    Newly released from the University of Arkansas, this moderately vigorous, white grape with upright growth habit, produces wines with floral and fruity muscat flavors and herbal aromas. Used as a varietal wine or as...
  5. Interlaken

    A sister seedling of Himrod, Interlaken is very early ripening. It produces clusters of small, white berries with strong American flavor.
  6. 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...
  7. 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, min...
  8. 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...
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  9. Joy

    Joy - [PP25,726] is a blue, non-slipskin, seedless grape with thin skin and exceptional fruity flavor. Sometimes contains hard seed traces. Fruit cracking is rare but ripe berries may shatter at maturity in some yea...
  10. Jupiter

    Jupiter - [Pat. PP13,309] has large clusters of large, reddish-blue berries with mild muscat flavor. Non-slipskin with crisp flesh texture, although skins are relatively thin, fruit cracking is not common. *Propa...
  11. 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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  12. King of the North

    King of the North is a Labrusca type grape that produces medium to large, round, dark, slipskin berries that are juicy and tart. Not typically used for wine as it is acidic with strong Labrusca characteristics.
  13. 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 l...
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  14. La Crescent

    La Crescent is one of the more popular Northern varieties and includes Muscat Hamburg in its geneology. La Crescent has high acidity and is used to produce off-dry to sweet wines, typically with apricot, peach, and...
  15. La Crosse

    La Crosse is a sister seedling of St. Pepin but does not require cross polination (it is self-fertile). Produces an aromatic varietal wine, sometimes fermented with oak, and also used for blending with lighter wines...
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  16. Lakemont

    A full sibling of Himrod, Lakemont has milder flavor and more compact clusters with fairly small berries. Not as winter hardy as Himrod.
  17. 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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  18. 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...
  19. 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.
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  20. Lomanto

    Developed in 1902, Lomanto is a high quality, PD resistant, red wine grape with fruit forward flavors well-suited for a semi-sweet red. Doubling as a juice and jelly grape, Lomanto's medium sizes, moderately compact...
  21. Louise Swenson

    Louise Swenson produces small to medium-sized clusters of round, medium-sized berries that turn yellow-gold when ripe. It has naturally low sugar with moderate acidity, wines are light-bodied with a delicate aroma o...
  22. Malbec - Grafted

    Malbec was once popular in Bordeaux, but plantings have declined as it is susceptible to various viticultural hazards such as frost, coulure, and bunch rot. Known to require a milder climate than varieties such as M...
  23. Malvasia Bianca - Grafted

    Whether sweet or dry, Malvasia Bianca offers delightful aromas and flavors of honey and ripe Bosc pears with hints of allspice. Round, lushly fruity flavors and a plush texture lead to a finish that is determined by...
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  24. 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.
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  25. 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...
  26. Marquis

    Marquis is a productive vine with large clusters of large spherical berries with melting texture and excellent flavor. Fruit holds well on the vine and after harvest. Marquis has been used to make a fruity table wi...
  27. Mars

    Mars is a productive vine with medium-sized clusters of medium to large slipskin berries that turn from crimson to deep blue at maturity. Fruit has a thick slipskin, resistant to cracking. Fruit holds well on the...
  28. Melody

    Melody vines are vigorous and productive, but typically do not require cluster thinning. Melody can make a vinifera type wine with varietal character, neutral fruitiness, floral overtones, and hints of herbaceousnes...
  29. 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...
  30. Mourvédre - Grafted

    Mourvédre is Spain's second-leading red variety (after Grenache) and is also a popular variety in southern France, and has been grown in California since the 1870s. Mourvédre needs a very warm climate with long su...
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