Grape Varieties We Grow

 

 

Alden

DESCRIPTION: Red, seeded, not a slip skin
SEASON: Late
USE: Wine, table; may be blended with Concords to make a blush wine
QUALITIES: A big meaty grape that produces a white wine

 

Buffalo

DESCRIPTION: Black, seeded, slip skin
SEASON: Mid-late season
USE: Wine, juice, table; may be blended with Concords for wine
QUALITIES: Very sweet, juicy, spicy-tart grape that produces a ruby red wine

 

Canadice

DESCRIPTION: Red, seedless, slip skin
SEASON: Early-late
USE: Wine, juice, table
QUALITIES: An excellent, sweet table grape

 

Catawba

DESCRIPTION: Red-copper, seeded, slip skin
SEASON: Late
USE: Wine, juice, table; may be blended with Concords for wine
QUALITIES: A sweet, rich, musky flavored grape

 

Chardonel

DESCRIPTION: White, seeded, slip skin
SEASON: Late
USE: Wine; may be blended with Concords to produce a blush wine
QUALITIES: Produces a high quality wine with varietal character

 

Concord

DESCRIPTION: Blue, seeded, slip skin
SEASON: Mid-late season
USE: Wine, juice, table
QUALITIES: Highly aromatic; strong musky flavor

 

Delaware

DESCRIPTION: Pink, seeded, slip skin
SEASON: Early-late
USE: Wine, juice; may be blended with Concords for wine; widely used for champagne
QUALITIES: Makes a light pink wine

 

Foch

DESCRIPTION: Black, seeded, slip skin
SEASON: Early
USE: Wine
QUALITIES: Small, tight-clustered berry that some wine tasters compare to a Pinot Noir

 

Frontenac

DESCRIPTION: small to medium, blue/black berries in medium to large clusters
SEASON: Early-mid
USE: Red wine
QUALITIES: Distinctive cherry aroma and palate of blackberry, black currant, and plum. Can be made into a variety of wine styles, including rosé, red, and port

 

Himrod

DESCRIPTION: White-golden, seedless, slip skin
SEASON: Early
USE: Table
QUALITIES: An excellent table grape with sweet rich flavor

 

Marquette

DESCRIPTION: Small to medium berries in loose clusters
SEASON: Early-mid
USE: Red wine
QUALITIES: Notes of cherry, berry, black pepper, and spice. Finished wines are complex, with attractive ruby color, pronounced tannins

 

Moore’s Early

DESCRIPTION: Blue-black, seeded, slip skin
SEASON: Early
USE: Wine, table
QUALITIES: Similar to Concord

 

New York Muscat

DESCRIPTION: Red-black, seeded, slip skin
SEASON: Mid-late season
USE: Wine
QUALITIES: Distinctive, rich Muscat flavor

 

Niagra

DESCRIPTION: White, seeded, slip skin
SEASON: Mid-late
USE: Wine, juice, table; may be blended with Concords to produce a blush wine
QUALITIES: Highly aromatic; strong musky flavor

 

Noiret

DESCRIPTION: A dark ruby red grape, large clusters
SEASON: Early-mid
USE: Red wine
QUALITIES: Produces an excellent full-bodied wine with notes of green and black pepper, with raspberry and mint aromas and a fine tannin structure

 

Seneca

DESCRIPTION: White-golden, seeded, slip skin
SEASON: Mid-late season
USE: Wine, table; may be blended with Concords to produce a blush wine.
QUALITIES: A firm sweet grape, European in fruit character