Chambourcin is a French-American interspecific hybrid grape variety used for making wine. Its parentage is uncertain. The hybrid was produced by Joannes Seyve who often used Seibel hybrids produced in the 1860s. The grape has only been available since 1963; it has a good resistance to fungal disease, and is one of the parents of the new disease resistant variety, Regent, which is increasing in popularity among German grape growers.
Posts about Chambourcin
    • Questioning Keith

      Catching up with The Wine School of Philly's head honcho. Here’s a fun fact: My very first published wine review was posted on Epikur, the Wine School of Philadelphia’s online magazine (which has now been merged into the school’s website). I wrote regularly for the site for a few years before PA Vine Co. launched, while I was a student at the school.

      Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Companyin Merlot- 1 readers -
    • NJ Wines to Buy for Christmas and New Year’s

      I keep thinking about wines! Which wines to bring to all our upcoming holiday parties? I often buy seasonal wines, NJ wines that I know the host likes or something unique to introduce to everyone. Below are my suggestions of NJ wines to gift or bring to parties for different types of wine drinkers.

      NJ Wine with Me- 6 readers -
    • Hitting the Century Club, in Virginia

      Virginia has a large number of microclimates throughout the state. Some grapes grow very well in Northern Virginia, but not in Southern Virginia or in the Northern Neck. While there are some grapes, like Cabernet Franc, that seem to grow well all over the state the variety of wine available throughout the state is pretty amazing.

      CellarBlogin Sauvignon Blanc- 1 readers -
  • Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 25 Nov 2014

    … Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: Chambourcin Type: Red Vineyard: Hermannhof Winery Buy local Medium ruby red with a medium body and balanced acidity…

    Khristine Claud/ The Vineyard Trailin Riesling- 5 readers -
  • Miller Winery

    … it is made totally dry. The other red is named Hunters Red ($22). This wine is made from the Noiret grape, a hybrid first developed at Cornell. This red wine is dry and slightly reminiscent of Syrah with some black pepper flavor and decent finish. Jason Miller told us he has planted Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin, and Merlot at the vineyard. He also plans to make an apple wine and a sparkling rose wine from the hybrid grape Isabella. Miller Winery 23 S. Royal Avenue (rear entrance) Front Royal, 22630 Phone: 540-692-1411 …

    Wine About Virginiain Cabernet Franc- 5 readers -
  • Pick up at North Gate Vineyard

    … been added. The Trellis club tasting began with barrel samples of the new Rkatsiteli. This may be the last "Rkats" made by North Gate as Horton Vineyards, the grape grower may not sell the grapes next year. Vicki described how Rkats used to be made centuries ago in amphora that ultimately yielded an orange wine. You never know what kind of fun facts…

    Wine About Virginiain Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot Riesling- 2 readers -
  • Autumn Wine Festival @ Jakes Branch Park

    …. Enough about what you can expect at this event. Here’s our wine highlights from the Autumn Wine Festival: Coda Rossa was the first winery we tried at the festival. We haven’t been to this location yet, but we look forward to visiting. Meritage - We started their wine list backwards, but we may have started with their best wine! Meritage was really…

    NJ Wine with Mein Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Merlot Malbec- 1 readers -
  • Garden State Wine Festival: A Fantastic Surprise! (NJ)

    … of my favorite East Coast producers, and their Chambourcin did not disappoint. Always an incredible wine. Heritage continues to absolutely impress. One of the things about going to a wine festival is that you don't always see the best wines from every winery. Heritage broke the mold and brought their best stuff. And boy was it ever impressive…

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  • Keswick Vineyards

    … of the 2013 vintages and 2014 vintages. We tasted several 2013 Cabs and cab francs. We also tasted the 2014 Verdajo, Viognier, Chardonnay, Cab Sauv, Chambourcin, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. While these were all wonderful wines and are progressing well in the barrel, the Petit Verdot stood out to me as the winner. It has an amazing color…

    Virginia Wine Timein Merlot Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Huber’s Winery

    …, who led my recent tasting, suggested serving it warm — in a crockpot even. My favorite of the day was the 2012 Chambourcin, a medium-bodied red with cherry and raspberry flavors, aged for over a year in oak. The 2012 Generations, also a medium-bodied dry red, was a close second, followed by my guilty pleasure, the Blackberry, which Marty…

    Sara Havens/ The Alcohol Professor- 1 readers -
  • Cape May Winery in September

    …, Syrah, and Chambourcin. I tend to enjoy red blends. This was nice. I tasted a bit of spice and cherry. However, I felt like I enjoyed it more in the past. Lighthouse Blush – This wine is like a white zinfandel with a hint of cherry. It’s the fruitier wine of the Lighthouse line. Mom liked this one best. Like me, her taste leans sweeter. Isaac…

    NJ Wine with Mein Syrah Merlot Riesling- 8 readers -
  • New Jersey Wineries Are Bringing Home The Bling.

    … on the Turnpike no longer burns holes in your car finish. Cabernet Franc & Chambourcin vineyards at Four JG’s Orchards & Vineyards in Colts Neck. Yet New Jersey wineries still find it hard to shake the stigma of the mediocre wines produced just a few decades ago. Rather than take on the arduous task of erasing established opinions, New Jersey…

    Don Carter/ winesnark.comin Cabernet Franc Merlot- 4 readers -
  • Stopping by North Gate Vineyard on a Saturday

    … After visiting Crushed Cellars, we decided to visit North Gate Vineyard. Carol wanted to taste the new 2013 Viognier. I had tasted it at a recent Trellis Club pick up, but she had not been able to attend. That empty space in front is reserved for hybrid cars Coming in the long driveway to the parking lot, we saw there were two commercial…

    Wine About Virginiain Cabernet Franc Merlot Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Paglione Estate Winery: Lake Erie North Shore Winery Visit

    … the 2013 Chardonnay and purchased a bottle. For the reds, we began with the 2011 Chambourcin. Chambourcin is one of my favorite French-American hybrid grapes. The Paglione bottling is light in body, tart and awash with great strawberry flavors. This was my favorite red. We also sampled the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2011 Cabernet. There…

  • Indiana Vineyards Took Vortex Hit

    … is planted in Chambourcin, Traminette, Vignoles, Chardonel, and other typical Indiana wine grapes. Others who suffered damage may have been able to recover a crop with good vineyard practices. “Grapes are an amazing plant in their ability to produce fruit,” Bordelon said. “We always adjust the production through pruning and cluster thinning. We…

    Howard W. Hewitt/ Howard W. Hewitt- 3 readers -
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