Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Blattner modern grape varieties do well on Vancouver Island

Here's an article about Valentin Blattner's grapes' succeeding in Canada. (Note: The link doesn't work right--you have to go the magazine's website, then enter "Blattner" in the magazine's search box, and then you can get the article.)

Exciting stuff! I imported these grapes to SW WA, at Epona Vineyard, and will have cuttings available in a couple of years. I've met Paul (that's him in the photo) and one of the winemakers mentioned in the article. And that fruit--48.05.83--is very special. It makes a good Bordeaux-blend style of wine.


2 comments:

  1. Hey there!
    Can you point me in the the right direction as far as what zone cab foch, cab libre or cab noir would thrive in? I am in zone 6 Pittsburgh pa and these particular vines sound very interesting. But, there is little info on where they are happiest. Cheers!

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  2. So sorry I just noticed your comment! I don't have experience with those grapes, but I think they would probably need the heat present in places like: SE WA; MO, VA, perhaps west TX. Much of CA. Not sure if PA has enough heat, but always worth a try! Thanks for your comment. - Kenton

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