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Ravat (Vignoles)

Life Style / Wine Grapes / Ravat (Vignoles): Has synonym name Ravat 51. Variety widely grown in the cooler regions of the northeast American continent, including Canada, and middle band of states of the USA. This cold-hardy (-20 deg. F), late bu MORE


Life Style / Wine Grapes / Sirius: Reported as derived from a Bacchus x Villard Blanc cross. Cold-hardy, late budding cultivar needing a good site for successful growth. Currently used for creating Riesling type wines in Ontario, Canad MORE

St. Laurent

Life Style / Wine Grapes / St. Laurent: Has the synonym name Pinot St. Laurent. V.vinifera variety now shown (2002) by DNA analysis to be a Pinot c├ępage seedling. Grown in Austria and Canada the grape is robust and resists many diseases. E MORE

Pinot Meunier

Life Style / Wine Grapes / Pinot Meunier: (Pronounced 'pee-noh muh-ny-ay'). (a.k.a Meunier). Has over 26 synonym names listed in the Geilweilerhof database. Some common ones are mentioned below. DNA analysis (Franks et al, 'TAG' 2002) has lat MORE


Life Style / Wine Grapes / Graciano: Late-budding red-wine grape grown in the Rioja and Somontano regions of Spain, ripening there in mid-October. Sensitive to diseases such as 'Downy Mildew'. Grows best in somewhat chalky soils. Has the MORE

Cabernet Severnyi

Life Style / Wine Grapes / Cabernet Severnyi: Hybrid red wine V. Amurensis hybrid cross variety created in Russia to withstand cold climatic conditions. Small commercial/nursery acreages currently grown in Nova Scotia (Canada). Vigorous growth wh MORE