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Ecce Vineyard intends to have commercial levels of production available for sale by 2009 of the following wine grape and table grape varieties.

White Wine Grapes - Commercial Quantities Available


Frontenac Gris Grape - White Wine Grapes

Frontenac Gris
A "sport" of Frontenac this vine makes a quality white wine with the same growth characteristics of Frontenac as well as good disease resistance with a mild susceptibility to powdery mildew and black rot. Aromas include Pineapple, apricot, peach and citrus. Suitable for high quality table and dessert wines, possibly ice wine as well.

There is a $0.40 royalty fee per vine for this variety.

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La Crescent Grape - White Wine Grapes
La Crescent
Very hardy vine but requires a careful spray program as it is susceptible to black rot and downy mildew. Makes excellent semi-sweet and dessert style wines similar to Riesling but with apricot and honey.

There is a $0.40 royalty fee per vine for this variety.

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Brianna Grape - White Wine Grapes

Brianna
Elmer Swenson Variety. Winter hardy in South Dakota. This grape produces a lovely semi-sweet white with can have hints of apricot, peach, pineapple and honey. A lovely fruity nose. Also makes a good white juice.
Available in 2010

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Chardonel Grape - White Wine Grapes
Chardonel
A cross of Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc makes and excellent white wine when the fruit matures. A Cornell University release this grape requires a long growing seasons and is only moderately winter hardy, However, it does produce excellent quality white wines when ripe.
Available in 2010

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La Crosse Grape - White Wine Grapes

La Crosse
An Elmer Swenson release this variety makes a wine similar in quality to Seyval Blanc. Hardy to -25 moderate vigor and disease resistance. Good varietals wines in dry and semi-dry styles. Clean and fruity. Late ripening.
Available in 2010

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Louise Swenson Grape - White Wine Grapes
Louise Swenson
Winter Hardy to -40 this wine make an outstanding wine if a bit light in body (blending with a variety like Prairie Star makes it more complete) . Moderate acidity with typically a 20 brix. Ripens midseason. Aromas of flowers and honey. Nice growth habit with good disease resistance (mild anthracnose).
Available in 2010

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Prairie Star Grape - White Wine Grapes Prairie Star
Extremely winter hardy (to -40F), Disease resistant other than a susceptibility to easily controllable Anthracnose. Makes a neutral varietal wine in most years it is currently used to add body and finish to such other white wines as Louise Swenson.
Available in 2010

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St Pepin Grape - White Wine Grapes
St Pepin
Sister seedling to La Crosse the variety is pistallite (female flowers only) Other varieties are needed to get fruit set. When well ripened has a style similar to Riesling.
Available in 2010

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Traminette Grape - White Wine Grapes
Traminette
This Gewürztraminer hybrid from the Geneva Breeding Program produces excellent wines of the same character as Gewürztraminer. Fairly winter hardy and produces an excellent spicy wine similar to its parent grape.
Available in 2010

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Vignoles Grape - White Wine Grapes
Vignoles
This Gewürztraminer hybrid from the Geneva Breeding Program produces excellent wines of the same character as Gewürztraminer. Fairly winter hardy and produces an excellent spicy wine similar to its parent grape.
Available in 2010

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