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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    • Miller Winery

      Miller Winery is a micro winery with a tasting room in downtown Front Royal that has been open for about a year. Their vineyard is located in near Lake Anna, although they source grapes from out of state. It is a little difficult to find Miller Winery. You have to pay close attention as you drive in downtown Front Royal.

      Wine About Virginiain Cabernet Franc- 5 readers -
  • Autumn Wine Festival @ Jakes Branch Park

    … on it. He maintained conversation with us, while serving other attendees the wines they requested. We started bonding with Anthony when he noticed Tom’s Detroit Tigers hat and started talking about teams and places in the Detroit metro area. He was a real pleasure and I look forward to seeing him again. Now for DiMatteo wines! Chambourcin…

    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…

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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…

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

    …. The California wine industry was catapulted onto the world stage in 1976 when they beat some of France’s most prestigious wines in a blind tasting that came to be known as the “Judgment of Paris”. TIME magazine correspondent George Tabor was the lone journalist at the event and his report sent shock waves through the wine world. In 2012 the American…

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

    … and a place in the 2014 Governor's case. The 2013 Chambourcin ($17) was a bit sweet, fruity, and a little smoky. We enjoyed it a lot as we think Chambourcin tastes better with a bit of sweetness. We finished our tasting with the ever popular Apple Wine ($14) and a taste of white ginger sangria. The Sangria is now available in a carafe in the tasting room…

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

    … After picnicking and hiking in Point Pelee National Park in Ontario, the southernmost part of the country, we decided to hit a winery or maybe two before heading home to the US of A. It was nearing 5:00 PM, and that always is dicey because tasting rooms tend to close around that time. As we drove the back roads, half using the GPS and half…

  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • New Wines and a Cider from Glorie Farm Winery

    …% Chambourcin and filled with flavors of ripe blackberry. Jibber Jabber will remind you a little of a port. It's jammy with hints of figs and is made with 100% Leon Millot. Both sell at the tasting room for $15 Glorie is getting into the cider market with Mutiny. This cider isn't to sweet or heavily carbonated. The aromas of fresh apple just fills the air. Very enjoyable! The majority of the apples in the cider are estate grown. For the ones that aren't, they will be soon, as they plan on some new apple plantings.…

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