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Auxerrois Grape Variety: Not Well Known

The Auxerrois grape variety is an interesting grape for winemaking. The white grape variety is frequently found in Alsace, France. The grape is frequently used for blending but occasionally is used as a single varietal wine.

Bronx Grape Variety: A Difficult Grape Variety and Wine to Find

While visiting the Valencia province in Spain, we discovered a grape variety which seems to be quite rare.

Harvesting Grapes at Messina Hof Winery

About 150 people showed up for the harvest at Messina Hof Winery in Bryan, Texas today. A testament of how much this winery is appreciated in the Lone Star State. Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo, son of founders Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo, gave a brief family history, history of the vineyard and instructions for harvesting grapes. The […]

Missouri Wine Trail Features the Norton Grape

Norton is the Missouri state grape. The Hermann Norton Wine Trail in Missouri will be featuring the Norton grape May 2 and 3. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, visit the Hermann Norton Wine Trail website. People either love the Norton grape or believe that it shouldn’t be a wine. Sometimes tasters […]

Symphony Grape and Wine

The Symphony grape, a relatively new grape varietal on the wine scene is found frequently on the West Coast. Dr. Harold Olmo, at UC, Davis crossed Grenache Gris and Muscat of Alexandria in 1948. However, it was not until 1981 that development was completed. In 1983 the grape was patented. Symphony grape is primarily grown […]


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