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Semillion

COMMON SYNONYM: Chevrier, Blanc doux, Greengrape
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
SPECIES: Vitis vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE:
USE: Wine
VIGOR: Moderate
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED: 02, 05, 315

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OTHER INFORMATION: Semillon is a moderately vigorous variety with upright growth on a wide range of soil types. Its large clusters are prone to infection by Botrytis cinerea. Well-drained soils with moderate vigor potential are ideal. On high-vigor sites, dense canopies can lead to significant crop losses because of bunch rot.

Shiraz

COMMON SYNONYM: Syrah
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE: 6- 1998 DNA analysis (Davis, CA and Montpellier) shows that Dureza and Mondeuse blanche are are parents of Syrah
USE: Wine
VIGOR: High
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED: 05, 07

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OTHER INFORMATION: Shiraz is well adapted to a wide range of temperature regions and wine styles. Syrah is a very vigorous variety with a tendency to produce long, trailing shoots. Growth can be excessive on deep, fertile soils and with high-vigor rootstocks.

Siegerrebe

COMMON SYNONYM: Siegerrebe
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Germany
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE: Madeleine Angevine x Traminer Rot
USE: Wine, Table
VIGOR: Low
BUDBREAK: Late
HARVEST TIMING: Early
CLONES OFFERED:

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OTHER INFORMATION: Grows best in colder climates as bud-burst is late and fruit ripening is early. The vines are fruitful and vigor is low with loose, large grape bunches. Susceptible to chlorosis.

Souzão

COMMON SYNONYM: Sousão, Vinhão, Sousão de Correr, Sousão Forte
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Portugal
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE:
USE: Wine
VIGOR:
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED: 01

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OTHER INFORMATION: This varietal is high in acidity and color and is useful for production of port-style wines.

St. George

COMMON SYNONYM: Rupestris Saint-George, St. George
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
SPECIES: V. rupestris
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE: V. rupestris
USE: Rootstock
VIGOR: Very High
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING: n/a
CLONES OFFERED: 18, 2A

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OTHER INFORMATION: This rootstock avoids drought because of its deep root system and does not do well on shallow, dry soils. It is a high vigor rootstock with low-yield:pruning weight ratios. Use of St. George should be avoided with small-clustered or loose-clustered varieties on fertile soils. Susceptible to nematodes and supports high populations of phylloxera. However, there are no examples of failure to phylloxera in the field. St. George leaves fold flat on themselves, shiny green and bean-shaped.

Suffolk Red

COMMON SYNONYM: NY 21572, Suffolk Red Seedless
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
SPECIES: Interspecific Cross
BREEDER: John Einset
PEDIGREE: 1- Fredonia x Black Monukka
USE: Table
VIGOR: High
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING: Mid-season
CLONES OFFERED:

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OTHER INFORMATION Suffolk Red grows medium to large, mild-flavored red grapes. Winter damage is often a problem, but grape flavor is good. Loose grape clusters.

Summer Royal

COMMON SYNONYM: B74-99
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER: David Ramming and Ronald Tarailo
PEDIGREE: A69-190 x C20-149
USE: Table
VIGOR:
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING: Mid-season
CLONES OFFERED: 01

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OTHER INFORMATION: Summer Royal clusters are medium in size, conical in shape and are slightly loose with round to grapes. Grapes are firm and have a sweet flavor. This variety resulted from the cross of seeded cultivar A69-190 and seedless cultivar C20-149.

Swenson Red

COMMON SYNONYM: Elmer Swenson 439
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
SPECIES: Interspecific Cross (includes labrusca)
BREEDER: Elmer Swenson, P. Pierquet, C. Stushnoff
PEDIGREE: Minnesota #78 (Beta x Witt) x Seibel 11803
USE: Table, Wine
VIGOR: High
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING: Mid-season
CLONES OFFERED:

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OTHER INFORMATION: Produces medium to large, firm meaty grapes in dumbell-like clusters that are red/blue in color. Winter hardy to -30 Fahrenheit, and ripens 21 to 30 days before Concord. Excellent for dessert or white wine with hints of citrus flavor.

Sylvaner B2

COMMON SYNONYM: Grüner Silvaner, Silvaner
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Austria
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE: DNA analysis (in Austria)- see reference 61 – shows that parents of Sylvaner are Traminer and Österreichisch Weiss
USE: Wine, Table
VIGOR:
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED: 12

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OTHER INFORMATION: The Sylvaner vine is vigorous with three-lobed leaves. The grape bunches are small and cylindrical, with medium green berries that are quick to ripen.

Syrah

COMMON SYNONYM: Shiraz, Sirah, Joseph Phelps
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE: 1998 DNA analysis (Davis, CA and Montpellier, France) shows that Dureza and Mondeuse blanche are parents of Syrah
USE: Wine, Table
VIGOR: High
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED: 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 10, p/e

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OTHER INFORMATION: Syrah is well adapted to a wide range of temperature regions and wine styles. Used to produce varietal table wines in cooler areas, and has potential for red table wine making in the warmer areas.

Teleki 5C

COMMON SYNONYM: 5C, Geisenheim 5C, Teleki 5C
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Hungary
SPECIES: Interspecific Cross (berlandieri; riparia)
BREEDER: Teleki
PEDIGREE: V. berlandieri x V. riparia
USE: Rootstock
VIGOR: Moderate
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING: n/a
CLONES OFFERED: n/a

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OTHER INFORMATION: This rootstock has moderate resistance to nematode feeding, good phylloxera resistance and good lime tolerance. Grows well in moist fertile sites where varieties grafted on it can become vigorous. Where water supply is limited, growth of scions can be restricted. Drought in young plantings delays training and vine development, while drought in mature vineyards results in substantial leaf loss and fruit shriveling.

Teleki 8B

COMMON SYNONYM: 8B, 8B Teleki, Teleki, Teleki 8B
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Hungary
SPECIES: Interspecific Cross (berlandieri; riparia)
BREEDER: Teleki
PEDIGREE: V. berlandieri x V. riparia
USE: Rootstock
VIGOR:
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING: n/a
CLONES OFFERED: n/a

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Tempranillo

COMMON SYNONYM: Tinta Roríz, Valdepeñas, Aragónez
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE:
USE: Wine, Table
VIGOR: High
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING: Early Season
CLONES OFFERED: 02, 03, 05, 328

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OTHER INFORMATION: Tempranillo produces good-quality wines with good color at lower crop levels. Can be consumed young or aged in oak barrels for several years.

Teroldego

COMMON SYNONYM: Teroldego Rotaliano, Teroldigo, Teroldega, Teroldico
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE:
USE: Wine
VIGOR:
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED: 03

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Thompson Seedless

COMMON SYNONYM: Sultana, Sultanina
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Turkey
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER: Wellington and Oberle
PEDIGREE: Zinfandel x Ontario
USE: Wine, table, raisin, concentrate
VIGOR:
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED: 02A

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Tinta Amarella

COMMON SYNONYM: Tinta Amarela, Trincadeira Preta
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Portugal
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE:
USE: Wine
VIGOR:
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED: 02

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Tinta Madeira

COMMON SYNONYM: Tinta Madeira
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Portugal
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE:
USE: Wine
VIGOR:
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED: 01

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Tinto Cao

COMMON SYNONYM: Tinto Cao
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Portugal
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE:
USE: Wine, Table
VIGOR: High
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING: Late season
CLONES OFFERED: 07

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OTHER INFORMATION: A red Portuguese wine grape variety – one of the top varietals to make a fine port. The vine grows well in cool climates and can add complexity to any wine blend.

Touriga Nacional

COMMON SYNONYM: Touriga Nacional
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Portugal
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE:
USE: Wine
VIGOR: High
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED: 02

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OTHER INFORMATION: Touriga Nacional is a variety of red wine grape. Despite the low yields from its small grapes, it plays a big part in the blends used for ports.

Traminer

COMMON SYNONYM: Gewurztraminer
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE:
USE: Wine
VIGOR: Moderate
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED: 01

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OTHER INFORMATION: This variety has a trailing growth habit, and if planted on fertile soils it may be vigorous depending on training and pruning. Low yielding. Widely spaced rows should be avoided to increase density and yield per acre.

Traminette

COMMON SYNONYM: NY65.533.13
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER: H.C. Barrett, Bruce Reisch, R. M. Pool
PEDIGREE: Joannes Seyve 23.416 x Gewürztraminer
USE: Wine
VIGOR:
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED: 01

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Trincadeira

COMMON SYNONYM: Tinta Amarela, Tinta Amarella, Trincadeira Preta
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Portugal
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE:
USE: Wine
VIGOR:
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED: 109

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OTHER INFORMATION: Makes wines of serious quality when ripe, but it does not always achieve ripeness. Yields are high, but unreliable. Very sensitive to rot and other vineyard diseases.

Trousseau

COMMON SYNONYM: Bastardo
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE:
USE: Wine
VIGOR:
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED: 10

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Valdepeñas

COMMON SYNONYM: Aragónez, Tempranillo, Tinta Roríz
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE:
USE: Table, Wine
VIGOR:
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED: 03

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Valdiguie

COMMON SYNONYM: Gamay, Valdiguer, Cahors, Gros Auxerrois, Jean-Pierrou at Sauzet, Quercy, Noir de Chartres
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE:
USE: Wine
VIGOR: Moderate to high
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED: 02

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OTHER INFORMATION Vigorous vines grow upright during early season, but the shoots will trail by late season. Valdiguié grows well in a fairly wide range of soil types. It is adapted to the warmer districts of the North and Central Coast. The vines leaf out fairly late to avoid early spring frosts.

Valiant

COMMON SYNONYM: SD7121,S.D.72S15
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
SPECIES: Interspecific Cross (includes labrusca)
BREEDER: R.M. Peterson
PEDIGREE: Fredonia x S.D. 9-39 (V. riparia from NE Montana)
USE: Juice,Table,Wine
VIGOR: High
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING: Early season
CLONES OFFERED:

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OTHER INFORMATION: Valiant is a blue/black grape variety that is very winter hardy, surviving cold temperatures with little to no injury. The vigorous vine is very productive and bears fruit annually. Low acidity and high sugar, ripening in late August. Must have good drainage. Makes red wine, juice or jelly.

Vanessa

COMMON SYNONYM: GF 136, Vanessa Seedless, Vineland 65164
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
SPECIES: Interspecific Cross (includes labrusca)
BREEDER: K.Helen Fisher, O.A. Bradt
PEDIGREE: Seneca x New York 45910 (Bath x Interlaken Seedless)
USE: Table
VIGOR: Moderate
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING: Early season
CLONES OFFERED:

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OTHER INFORMATION: Moderately vigorous and one of the hardiest of seedless grapes. Delicious table grapes with fruity flavor.

Venus

COMMON SYNONYM: Arkansas 1196, Venus Seedless
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
SPECIES: Interspecific Cross (includes labrusca)
BREEDER: J.N. Moore, E. Brown
PEDIGREE: Alden x NY 46000
USE: Wine, Table, Jelly
VIGOR: High
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING: Early to Mid-season
CLONES OFFERED:

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OTHER INFORMATION: The blue/black medium clusters of Venus ripen early, growing large grapes with a mild flavor.

Viognier

COMMON SYNONYM: Bergeron, Barbin, Rebolot, Greffou, Picotin Blanc, Vionnier, Petiti Vionnier, Viogne, Galopine, Vugava bijela
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE:
USE: Wine
VIGOR: Low to moderate
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED: 01, 05

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OTHER INFORMATION: Viognier does not grow well in shallow, dry soils. The canopy is somewhat open, with slender, pendant canes that need support. Vines are only moderately vigorous, close spacings are suitable: in moderate soils plant 4 to 6 feet in row, and in deep soils plant 6 to 8 feet in row. Produces fragrant wines with good acidity, tannin structure and high alcohol.

Vitis Nesbittiana

COMMON SYNONYM: Vitis Nesbittiana Comeaux
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Mexico (Veracruz)
SPECIES: Vitis nesbittiana Comeaux, Liana
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE: Vitaceae
USE: Table
VIGOR:
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED:

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Xarello

COMMON SYNONYM: Pansa blanca, Xarello, Xarel-lo
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
SPECIES: Vitis vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE:
USE: Wine
VIGOR:
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED:

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Zinfandel

COMMON SYNONYM: Crljenak kaštelanski, Pribidrag, Primitivo, Tribidrag
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Croatia
SPECIES: Vitis vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE: Crljenak kaštelanski (Croatia) and Primitivo (Italy)
USE: Wine
VIGOR: High
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING: Late Season
CLONES OFFERED: 06

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OTHER INFORMATION: Zinfandel vines are vigorous and grow best in warm climates. The thin skinned red grapes grow in large, tight bunches that are sometimes prone to bunch rot.

Zweigeltrebe

COMMON SYNONYM: Zweigelt, Zweigelt-rebe, Zweigeltrebe blau
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Austria
SPECIES: Vitis vinifera
BREEDER: Fritz Zweigelt
PEDIGREE: St. Laurent x Blaufraenkisch (Limberger)
USE: Wine
VIGOR:
BUDBREAK:
HARVEST TIMING:
CLONES OFFERED:

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