Wine grapes typically have smaller berries than eating grapes and are very juicy with interesting complex flavors. While selected for their wine quality, many make very delicious and unique juices as well.
LISTED IN THE ORDER OF RIPENING.
Plant availability by Season
Winter / Spring
Grafted classic red wine grape of Burgundy, France. Does best in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California. Pinot Noir # 71 Grape is the earliest clone of the Pinot Noir with the potential to ripen in Western Washington.
Makes excellent red wine or juice grape with a very high sugar content, ripeing very early. This American hybrid is descended from Pinot Noir but is much more winter hardy, to -36° F. Marquette Grape is noted also for disease resistance to mildew and black rot. A patented University of Minnesota introduction.
An unusually hardy wine grape from the University of Minnesota. Produces good yields of large, loose clusters of pink grapes. Frontenac Gris Grape is known for making fine wine in Northern latitudes. Hardy to -38°F once established.
Earliest ripening Pinot Noir type. Ripens in Western Washington and other cool summer climate regions. Pinot Noir Precoce Grape has not quite the same quality of a true Pinot Noir, but close! Grafted onto Couderc 3309, a rootstock that induces earlier ripening, greater winter hardiness, and phylloxera resistance. ***SPECIAL END OF SEASON SALE***
Great French red wine grape, resembles Cabernet Sauvignon, but more winter hardy and earlier ripening. Cabernet Franc Grape needs a long growing season and can have disease issues in humid summer climates. Zone 7-9.