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Grapevine Characteristics

Please Note:

  • Please see our availability list for vines we have currently available. http://www.vinetechcanada.com/availability/
  • Sold in bundles of 25
  • All grapevines listed here are subject to availability. Please contact us to confirm availability.
  • Cold hardiness ratings rate between 1 and 10 with 1 being the least cold hardy and 10 being good to  -30 degrees celsius better under good management practices.

 

  • Auxxerrois

    White Vinifera, Low acidity,
    Small compact bunches,
    Rates 5 for winter hardiness,
    Rates 5 for spring frost tolerance.

  • Baco Noir

    Red Hybrid, Early ripening,
    Vigorous, High acid, Deeply pigmented
    Aromas of black fruits & caramel
    Rates 5 for winter hardiness,
    Rates 5 for spring frost tolerance.
  • Cabernet Franc

    Red Vinifera, Late ripening
    Produces very aromatic wines
    Rates 5 for winter hardiness,
    Rates 5 for spring frost tolerance.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    Red Vinifera, Late ripening
    Ripens Later than Cabernet Franc
    Rates 5 for winter hardiness,
    Rates 5 for spring frost tolerance.
  • Chambourcin

    Red Hybrid. Late ripening. Long growing season. Large loose bunches/medium blue berries. Vines with fruity/spicy undertones. Overly productive. Rates 7 for winter hardiness, Rates 5 for spring frost tolerance.
  • Chardonnay

    White Vinifera, Low Vigour. Early budbreak. Early/mid ripening. Very susceptible to powdery mildew. Requires very stringent spray program. Rates 5 for winter hardiness, Rates 3 for spring frost tolerance.
  • Concord

    Blue Labrusca. High vigour. Productive. Medium sized clusters/large black/blue berries. Flavourful & highly aromatic.
    Rates 10 for winter hardiness,
    Rates 2 for spring frost tolerance.
  • Corvina

    Red Hybrid. Late ripening.
    New Vinifera from Italy
    Rates 1 for winter hardiness.
  • Cot Malbec

    Red Vinifera, Moderate Vigour. Early budbreak. Early ripening.
    Rates 2 for winter hardiness,
    Rates 3 for spring frost tolerance.
  • Frontenac Blanc

    White Minnesota Hybrid
    Rates 10 for winter hardiness.
  • Frontenac Gris

    Gray Minnesota Hybrid. Early budbreak. Midseason ripening. Aromas of peach, apricot, citrus & tropical fruit. Good table grapes. Vigorous when grafted.
    Rates 10 for winter hardiness.
  • Frontenac Noir

    Red Minnesota Hybrid. High Vigour. Early budbreak. Mid/late ripening.
    Rates 10 for winter hardiness.
  • Gamay Noir

    Red Vinifera. Low Vigour. Early budbreak. Early/mid ripening.
    Large clusters, recommend cluster thinning.
    Rates 5 for winter hardiness,
    Rates 5 for spring frost tolerance.
  • Geisenheim

    White Hybrid.
    Rates 8 for winter hardiness,
    Rates 5 for spring frost tolerance.
  • Gewurztraminer

    White Vinifera. Low Vigour. Early budbreak. Midseason ripening. German variety. Small pinkish red grapes. High sugar & low acidity
    Rates 3 for winter hardiness,
    Rates 5 for spring frost tolerance.

  • Gruner Veltliner

    White Vinifera. Fairly Vigorous. Late ripening.
    Rates 5 for winter hardiness.
  • La Cresent

    White Minnesota Hybrid. High vigour. Early budbreak. Early/mid ripening. White wine & apricot flavor. Moderate disease resistance. Requires standard spray program.
    Rates 10 for winter hardiness.
  • L’acadie Blanc

    White Vinifera Hybrid.
    Rates 7 for winter hardiness.
  • Lemberger

    Blue. Moderate vigour. Mid/late ripening. Thrives in warm climates.
    Good in various soil types.
    Rates 7 for winter hardiness.
  • Lucy Kuhlmann

    Red Hybrid. Sister of Marechel Foch but earlier ripening & more productive.
    Rates 10 for winter hardiness.
  • Marechel Foch

    Red Hybrid. Medium vigour. Early ripening. Black grape small berries. Medium production.
    Rates 10 for winter hardiness,
    Rates 1 for spring frost tolerance.
  • Marquette

    Red Minnesota Hybrid. High vigour. Early budbreak. Early/mid ripening. Good disease resistance. Wines have deep red colour with aromas of cherry,black pepper, spice, black currant. Rates 10 for winter hardiness.
  • Melon de Bourgogne

    White Vinifera.
    Rates 5 for winter hardiness.
  • Merlot

    Red Vinifera. Low Vigour. Early budbreak. Midseason ripening. Produces large yields of high quality fruit. Medium sized round deep-black. Rates 2 for winter hardiness,
    Rates 4 for spring frost tolerance.

  • Muscat Hamburg

    Blue Eating grape. Muscat taste. Big oval berry with seeds.
    Rates 5 for winter hardiness.
  • Muscat Ottonel

    White Vinifera. Moderate Vigour. Early budbreak. Medium sized clusters/firm yellow grapes. Pick as soon as ripe as acid levels drops rapidly.
    Rates 4 for winter hardiness.
  • New York Muscat

    White Labrusca Crossing. Midseason ripening. Muscat flavor. Reddish/black fruit. Requires good soil fertility. Used for sweet Muscat wines.
    Rates 8 for winter hardiness
  • Orange Muscat

    White Vinifera. Sweet heady perfume of orange blossom & stone fruit.
    Rates 1 for winter hardiness.
  • Ortega

    White Vinifera.
    Rates 5 for winter hardiness.
  • Osceola Muscat

    White Hybrid. Moderate vigour. Early ripening. Short growing season. Muscat-type. Produces numerous small-medium sized clusters. Wine is aromatic & highly rated.
    Rates 10 for winter hardiness
  • Petite Milo

    Pink, very early ripening. Cabernet Sauvignon, Riparia and Amurensis cross. Can achieve quite high sugar levels and retain good acidity.
    Rates 8 for winter hardiness.
  • Pinot Blanc

    White Vinifera. Early budbreak. Midseason ripening.
    Rates 4 for winter hardiness,
    Rates 5 for spring frost tolerance.
  • Pinot Gris

    White Vinifera. Moderate Vigour. Early budbreak. Early/ midseason ripening. Small clusters/pink to coppery grey
    Rates 4 for winter hardiness,
    Rates 5 for spring frost tolerance.
  • Pinot Meunier

    Red Vinifera.
    Rates 5 for winter hardiness,
    Rates 6 for spring frost tolerance.
  • Pinot Noir

    Red Vinifera. Moderate Vigour. Early budbreak. Early ripening. Tough to grow but well worth the investment. Ripens best under cool dry conditions. Rates 4 for winter hardiness,
    Rates 5 for spring frost tolerance.
  • Regent

    Red Hybrid. German. Good fungal disease resistance
    Rates 5 for winter hardiness.
  • Riesling

    White Vinifera. Moderate Vigour. Late budbreak. Mid/Late ripening. Late maturation.
    Rates 6 for winter hardiness,
    Rates 5 for spring frost tolerance.

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    White Vinifera. Good Vigour. Midseason budbreak. Early ripening. Susceptible to powdery mildew & black rot.
    Rates 2 for winter hardiness,
    Rates 5 for spring frost tolerance.

  • Scheurebe

    White Vinifera.
    Rates 5 for winter hardiness.
  • Schonberger

    White Vinifera. Early ripening. German origin. Susceptible to powdery mildew. Wine produced is typically soft while full and fruity. Thick skinned.
  • Seyval Blanc

    White Hybrid. Moderate Vigour. Early budbreak. Early/mid season ripening. Productive. Medium berries yellow variety. Large compact clusters. Rates 8 for winter hardiness, Rates 4 for spring frost tolerance.
  • Siegerrebe

    White Vinifera. Like Pinot Gris.
    Rates 5 for winter hardiness.
  • Sovereign Coronation

    Blue table Grape. Semi seedless.
    Rates 9 for winter hardiness,
    Rates 3 for spring frost tolerance.

  • Shiraz

    Red Vinifera. Low Vigour. Late budbreak. Midseason ripening. Small/medium sized clusters, black/blue grapes. Requires long season.
    Rates 1 for winter hardiness.
  • Vidal

    White Hybrid. Moderate vigour. Late budbreak. Mid/late ripening. Small berries on large compact tapering clusters. Suited for a variety of climatic & soil conditions. Rates 8 for winter hardiness, Rates 5 for spring frost tolerance.
  • Viognier

    White Vinifera. Midseason budbreak. Mid/late ripening. Full spicy flavours reminiscent of Muscat. Sensitive to powdery mildew.
    Rates 2 for winter hardiness.
  • Zweigelt

    Red Vinifera crossing. Moderate vigour. Late budbreak. Midseason ripening. Cross of St Laurent/Lemberger. Ripens earlier than Lemberger & buds later than St Laurent.
    Rates 3 for winter hardiness.

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