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
    • 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.

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    • 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. Flavors and aromas of cherries, spice, and dried fruits.

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  • 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 …

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  • Autumn Wine Festival @ Jakes Branch Park

    … Autumn Wine Festival @ Jakes Branch Park October 29, 2014 by NJ Wine with Me This slideshow requires JavaScript. Tom and I had a great time at the 2nd Autumn Wine Festival at Jakes Branch Park in Beachwood, NJ. We had never been to this wine festival before or this park. It was a beautiful day, a perfect opportunity to sip wine in the great…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • New Jersey Wineries Are Bringing Home The Bling.

    …. And for the wine geeks we age our wines in one year old barrels.” “French oak barrels?” I asked. “Nah. We reuse the oil barrels from our petroleum division. Like I told you, we’re green. Here, try our Love Canal White. We named it after a vineyard in upstate New York.” “Hmm, it has some petrol notes in the nose,” I remarked. “Yeah, that’s…

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  • Stopping by North Gate Vineyard on a Saturday

    … with a long finish. The 2011 Melange Mystere ($17) is a ready-to-drink, fruity, and very tasty red blend of Merlot and Mourvèdre. The 2012 Cabernet Franc ($20), 2012 Merlot ($19), and 2012 Meritage are all great reds. The Merlot is a spectacular example of what Virginia can do. The 2012 Meritage is better than the 2011 version that one a gold medal…

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  • 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…

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  • A Quick Visit to Knob Hall Winery in Maryland Wine Country

    … While traveling west on Route 70, a little past Hagerstown, I stopped for gas at the Clear Spring exist and checked theCompass to check my surroundings. And to my benefit Knob Hall Winery was only a short drive away. I first crossed paths with the winery at the the 2013 Conference, where I sampled their Chambourcin and sat…

    Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompassin Cabernet Franc- 11 readers -
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