Edelweiss is a very winter-hardy grape variety derived from crossing the Minnesota 78 and Ontario grapes. It was developed by Elmer Swenson in 1980 at the University of Minnesota. ...more on Wikipedia about "Edelweiss (grape)"
Folle Blanche was the traditional grape variety of the Cognac and Armagnac regions of France. It is also known as Picpoule (with various variations of spelling) as well as Gros Plant and Enrageat blanc. ...more on Wikipedia about "Folle Blanche"
Fromenteau is the name for several grape varieties, most importantly the medieval name for a Burgundian variety which had pale red berries and white juice, and is probably the ancestor of Pinot Gris. It is also used as a synonym for both the Roussanne of the Rhone and the Savagnin of the Jura. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fromenteau"
Furmint is a variety of wine grape from the Pontian Balcanica branch of Vitis vinifera, used for white wines. The name Furmint is taken from the word "froment" for the wheat-gold color of the wine it produces. The origins of the variety are unclear; some believe it came from southern Italy, while others point to Srem. However, it is possible that it is native to Hungary. The most widely-planted type is White Furmint. It is a late variety, usually ripening in the second half of October, and a very good host of botrytis. ...more on Wikipedia about "Furmint"
Gamay is a purple-colored grape variety used to make red wines, most famously grown in Beaujolais. Its full name is Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc, and it probably originated as a mutation of Pinot Noir. It is a very old cultivar, being mentioned already in the 1400s. It has been cultivated because it makes for abundant production rather than due to the quality of the wine made from it. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gamay"
Garganega is a variety of white wine grape widely grown in the Veneto region of North East Italy. ...more on Wikipedia about "Garganega"
Gewürztraminer is a white wine grape variety. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gewürztraminer"
Gouais Blanc is a white grape variety that is hardly grown any more. It is believed to originate in Croatia, but was grown in Jura, although it is now rare there. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gouais Blanc"
Grenache is a sweet red grape variety grown primarily for the making of wine. It grows well in hot, dry regions, and is grown in Southern France, Spain, South America, Australia, and California's Central Valley. It is usually blended with other varieties, rather than made a varietal wine. In France it is found in many Rhône blends, especially Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It is also frequently used to make lighter, rose wines in France and Spain. Garnacha is the Spanish name. The grape was grown in Spain before it made its way to France, but the popularity of the French wines has ensured that it is now more commonly known by the French name. It is also known in the Catalan region as Garnatxa. ...more on Wikipedia about "Grenache"
Grignolino is a purple grape variety commonly grown in the Piedmont region of Italy. It makes light red wines and rosés with very fruity aroma and strong acid and tannins. It grows best in hotter climates and loose dry soils. ...more on Wikipedia about "Grignolino"
Grüner Veltliner, also known as (Green) Veltliner, is a grape variety widely grown in Austria. It is a white wine grape used to create the famous fresh, fruity young wines of the same name. Veltliner wines persuade with an intensive nose and freshness with hints of white pepper or tobacco on top of the typical citrus und fruit(peach) note. ...more on Wikipedia about "Grüner Veltliner"
Hárslevelű in Hungarian (Lipovina in Slovak, Lindenblättriger in German, Feuille de Tilleul in French) is a variety of grape from the Pontian Balcanica branch of Vitis vinifera. The name refers to the " linden leaf" in each of these languages. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hárslevelű"
Hermitage grape is the name given to one of a handful of different wine grape varieties in different wine growing regions of the world. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hermitage grape"
Himrod is a white table grape, released in 1952 by the New York Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York. It is seedless and known for ripening quickly and its sweet flavor. ...more on Wikipedia about "Himrod"
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The Huxelrebe is a white grape vine. It can make very high-quality wines, primarily sweet wines as an apéritif or dessert wine. Fritz Huxel was the first to cultivate it extensively, in the 1950s in Westhofen. The cultivated area of Huxelrebe in Germany covers 991 hectars. ...more on Wikipedia about "Huxelrebe"
Kay Gray was developed by the Wisconsin grape breeder Elmer Swenson circa 1980 and is named after a family friend. In some environments it can produce an odd flavored wine that is vastly improved by modest levels of blending. Had it not been for its exceptional disease resistance and winter hardiness it probably would not have been selected. In subsequent years Swenson used this grape as a parent for the more conventional flavored cultivars ' Louise Swenson' and ' Brianna'. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kay Gray"
Kratosija (also Kratoshija or Kratoshiya) is a red wine grape variety grown in the Tikves wine-growing region of Macedonia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kratosija"
Minnesota 78 is recorded as a cross of 'Beta' by 'Witt', however many have disputed this pedigree based its characteristics, and Elmer Swenson speculated that the pollen parent was likely 'Jessica', which was used in many crosses. 'Beta' is a cross of a selection of the wild grape Vitis riparia , 'Carver', by 'Concord'. 'Jessica' is a cross of a selection of Vitis labrusca by Vitis aestivalis. 'Seyval' is a cross of Seibel 5656 and Seibel S4986 Both these hybrids are a complex set of crosses of other Seibel hybrids. ...more on Wikipedia about "La Crosse (grape)"
Lagrein is a grape variety native to the valleys of northern Italy in the Trentino-South Tyrol region, north of Bozen-Bolzano, near the border with Austria. It is used in red wine and is a relative of the Syrah grape. A few wineries in Australia produce Lagrein wines as well. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lagrein"
Lambrusco is the name of both a red grape and an Italian varietal wine made principally from the grape. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lambrusco"
Hybrid grape varieties or " hybrids" is, in fact, the popular term for a subset of what are properly known as hybrids, specifically crossings between one species of the genus vitis and another. The scientific definition of a hybrid grape is any crossing (intra- or inter-specific) of two grape varieties. In keeping with the popular definition, however, the ones listed below are inter-specific hybrids where one parent is a European grape. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of grape varieties" The article you are reading is from http://www.shortopedia.com Grape_varieties
Macabeo (Maccabeo or Viura in parts of Spain) is a variety of wine grape. It is widely grown in the Rioja region of north-eastern Spain, and the Languedoc region of France. ...more on Wikipedia about "Macabeo"
Malbec is a black, mellow grape variety originally grown in France, in the Loire Valley and Cahors. Long known as one of the five grapes used in the blending of red Bordeaux wine, it is increasingly celebrated as an Argentine varietal wine. It is also grown in the cooler regions of California. It has an extensive listing, currently more than fifty, of synonyms. ...more on Wikipedia about "Malbec"
Malvasia (also known as Malvazia or Malmsey) is a group of wine grape varieties grown in Italy (including Sicily, Lipari, and Sardinia), Corsica, the Iberian Peninsula, the Canary Islands, the island of Madeira, California, and Australia. These grapes are used to produce white (and more rarely red) table wines, dessert wines, and fortified wines of the same name, or are sometimes used as part of a blend of grapes, such as in Vin Santo. Grape varieties in this family include Malvasia Bianca, Malvasia Negra, and a number of other varieties. ** ...more on Wikipedia about "Malvasia"
Marsanne is a little used variety of grape, most common in the northern Rhône, where it is often blended with Roussanne. It is also grown in Switzerland where its name has the synonym Ermitage Blanc, and the Goulburn Valley region of Australia. The Australian varieties often require unusually long bottle aging compared to most white wines. ...more on Wikipedia about "Marsanne (grape)"
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