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
    • Keswick Vineyards barrel tasting and wine club pickup

      We visited Keswick Vineyards in late November 2014 to attend a barrel tasting. This visit also let us pick up a Keswick wine club shipment while we were there. Our selected club wines were all from the 2013 vintage. The selection was the Trevillian White (a lovely blend of Chardonnay, Viognier, and Pinot Gris), the Norton, and the Chardonnay.

      Wine About Virginiain Cabernet Franc Merlot- 9 readers -
    • Tasting new wines at Gadino Cellars

      Gadino Cellars released their first port-style wine and it was included in our wine club shipment. The name of this port style wine is Finale. The Finale is Chambourcin based, and fortified with Wasmund's Whisky, which is made nearby at Copper Fox Distillery. Bill Gadino is reported to have said, "it's not quite a ruby and not quite a tawny.

      Wine About Virginia- 6 readers -
  • Wineries of New England: Connecticut Winery Trail

    … never visited a Connecticut winery – and was actually kind of ashamed of it. During the summer of 2014, the opportunity presented itself, and I was very happy to finally get acquainted with the Connecticut wines at the source. It appears that modern winemaking started in Connecticut in 1975. Haight Vineyards, now known as Haight-Brown Vineyards…

    Talk-A-Vino- 4 readers -
  • DeJon Vineyards

    … is great. The whites are solid wines. The 2011 Chardonnay is unoaked with flavors of apples, pears, and vanilla. The 2012 Vidal Blanc was exceptionally crisp with citrus and bright flavors. The highlight of the tasting was the Dragonfly 2013. The tasting notes indicate that this full-bodied, Bordeaux styled, Maryland wine offers a luscious blend…

    Robert Doan/ Wine 4 Your Life- 6 readers -
  • January is a Great Month for Chili

    … for your favorite chili. This should be a fun event and includes a tasting of Chambourcin or Cellar Red wine. A glass of wine is available for purchase. If you would like to know more about Galen Glen, read our article about the winery online. While many people will not be able to attend this annual Chili Cook-off, try cooking your own chili. Two chili recipes are available on the Wine Trail Traveler website: Barrington Cellars Cincinnati Chili and Barrington Cellars DeChaunac Chili. Enjoy! Kathy …

    Wine Trail Traveler- 3 readers -
  • New Virginia Winery - Chateau MerrillAnne

    … Chateau MerrillAnne's tasting room is open March through November and is open by appointment only during December through February. The tasting room opened for business on March 1, 2014. The first vineyard was planted in 2010 and the first harvest in 2012. Today, Chateau MerrillAnne is planted with Chambourcin, Cayuga, Chardonnay, Viognier…

    Wine About Virginiain Merlot- 4 readers -

    … into a winery in PA, it was 2001. As a winemaker, I saw a lot of potential, and I still do. That is the problem, though: it's still just potential. I would love for someone to start grafting Barbera over Chambourcin rootstock, especially in older vineyards in the Brandywine Valley. It could be the biggest thing here – I've tasted a few experimental…

    Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries- 2 readers -
  • NJ Wines to Buy for Christmas and New Year’s

    … to this wine enjoyed it. Ugly Duckling Red presents a unique flavor combination. It presents the heavyiness and spice of Cabernet Franc or Chambourcin, but it goes down gently with a hint of sweetness because of the sugar added. It’s best served chilled. You probably won’t have any of this left by the end of the night, so buy 2 bottles – get one…

    NJ Wine with Me- 6 readers -
  • Questioning Keith

    … of the wine, and it’s exceptional– but no one is willing to take the chance on replanting a few acres. However, there are some highlights of what can happen here. For instance, Galen Glen Winery produces a world-class Gruner Veltliner near Jim Thorpe. The folks at Karamoor Estate are producing very good Merlot in Fort Washington, just a couple miles from…

    Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Companyin Merlot- 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 -
  • Hitting the Century Club, in Virginia

    … Viognier Semillon Muscat Giallo Muscat Orange Muscat Canelli Nebbiolo Cabernet Franc Our next stop is Doukenie Winery where we can add: Riesling Tannat Syrah Sangiovese Wow, three wineries and we are 1/5 of the way there. Next we visit our favorite Rhone Ranger, Jordan Harris at Tarara Winery where we can add…

    CellarBlogin Sauvignon Blanc- 1 readers -
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