This hybrid wine grape from New York is fragrant, fruity (citrus) and light bodied. Described as "Germanic" in style, Cayuga is an enjoyable semi-dry wine.
White Wine Grape Varietals
This wine is a cross of the famed Chardonnay grape with the popular Seyval. Chardonel can be fermented in oak or stainless steel barrels, and the grapes produce a dry and full bodied wine. Depending on aging techniques, this hybrid may exude notes of oak, butter or citrus fruit.
Seyval (say-vahl) Blanc
A French-American hybrid grape that makes a dry to semi-dry, clean, crisp medium-bodied wine with an herbal, fresh flavor. The barrel fermented Seyval takes on an oak complexity indicative of Chardonel.
Just like its parent, Gewurztraminer, Traminette can be made into dry/semi-dry to sweet white wine. Its depth of flavor encompasses peaches, apricots and lovely floral aromas. The natural acidity balances light sweetness.
Vidal (vee-dahl) Blanc
A French-American hybrid used to make a dry to semi-dry, full-bodied wine with fruity characteristics, Vidal's clean citrus flavors of lemon and grapefruit create a nicely balanced wine.
One of Missouri's most versatile white grapes, this French-American hybrid produces wines ranging from dry to sweet, late harvest dessert wines. Vignoles' luscious floral aroma and fruity flavors of pineapple and apricot make this citrus white wine a favorite among Missouri's wine-buying public.
Red Wine Grape Varietals
A pink grape discovered by the Catawba River in North Carolina, Catawba is used in the production of pink and rose wines. Catawba produces a medium-bodied, sweet, fragrant, strawberry-like wine.
This medium-bodied, red wine is the perfect gateway to dry red wines. Fruity (think cherry) and earthy with soft tannins, this wine is great on its own but even better with food. Pair with pork, burgers or red sauced pasta. Top it off with mushrooms to bring out the earthiness of the wine. Take Chambourcin to the tailgate, bonfire or have on hand as your go-to red house wine.
Discovered in Concord, Massachusetts, Concord is called America's original dessert wine. Concord is famous for its deep purple color, intense fruity flavor and classic (candy-like) sweetness.
Norton / Cynthiana (sin-thee-ana)
Norton is an American grape, Vitis aestivalis, found near Richmond, Virginia. A hardy grape with vigorous vines, Norton is Missouri's official state grape. It produces a rich, full-bodied dry red wine with berry flavors and spicy overtones. Genetically the same, this wine may be bottled as either Norton or Cynthiana.
This hybrid makes delicate, elegant reds, perfect for Nouveau style wines in the fall. Typically, made into a dry red wine, or occasionally perceptibly sweet, this grape is also great for blending.