Wine Grapes Glossary
Life Style / Wine Grapes Glossary
Eden: Disappointing vitis hybrid variety, synonym name N.Y 11737, for New York State. Derived from an Ontario x (Triumph x Mills) crossing. Reported as having medium-poor vigor, low productivity a . . . View Full Definition
Eger 2: Has alternate name Seyve-Villard 12-375 O.P and so appears to be a selection related to Villard Blanc. (No other details as yet other than this cross variety is grown in Hungary, and elsewhe . . . View Full Definition
Ehrenfelser: White-wine variety, resulting from the crossing of Riesling and a Sylvaner clone, developed in 1929 at the Geisenheim Research Station, Germany. Many consider it second only to the Kerner gr . . . View Full Definition
Einset (Seedless): Patented and released in 1985 by the Geneva Research Station (NY). Early ripening, shy-bearing cool-climate hybrid red tablegrape cultivar with unique strawberrylike flavor. Derived from a F . . . View Full Definition
Elbling (Weiss): (a.k.a Weisser Silvaner). White-wine grape of ancient origin mostly found in limited plantings in the Mosel-Saar-Ruhr region of Germany, used to produce a traditional dry, sparkling wine. Th . . . View Full Definition
Elbling Schwarz: V.vinifera variety with several synonym names listed by the Geilweilerhof database (in Foreword above) including Schwarzelbling.
Eleven Point: Female pollinate derived from a Captain x Terret Monstre cross. Sibling of Gasconade and Bokay. Developed and released by Southwest Missouri State Univ. in 1947. Resembles its seed parent Ca . . . View Full Definition
Elita 2-3-61: Possibly developed by the Viticultural Station at Odessa, Ukraine. No other details except reported as a likely V.vinifera x french hybrid tablegrape.
Ellen Scott: American hybrid variety developed by T. V. Munson. Derived from a Armlong x Malaga cross. Lavendar colored grape with few soluble color pigments. Hardy and productive, ripening in early mid- . . . View Full Definition
Elvicand: Variety developed by T.V Munson from a cross reported as Elvira x (complex V. candicans, V. riparia, V. labrusca) variety. The cultivar is vigorous and hardy, self-fertilizing with subsequen . . . View Full Definition
Elvira: Reportedly discovered in Missouri in 1870, this old-line complex american labrusca/riparia/vinifera (reported seedling of a Taylor x Martha crossing) variety is now considered to produce a m . . . View Full Definition
Emerald (Seedless): Seedless hybrid table grape that is one of the parents, along with the Athens variety, of the Marquis cool-climate wine/table grape.
Emerald Riesling: White-wine hybrid variety developed by H. C. Olmo of UC Davis from a crossing of Muscadelle de Bordelais and (White) Riesling. Probably the most successful of the attempts to breed high qual . . . View Full Definition
Emily: Labrusca-vinifera hybrid variety, created by Peter Raab of Philadelphia in the 19th century. Historically interesting as one of the main varieties that allowed the eventual breeding of Chelo . . . View Full Definition
Emir: Variety grown in Turkey where it is used to create a modest white-wine varietal or blends with such other varietal wines as Narince and Semmilon. No other details as yet.
Enantio: Has synonym names Lambrusca Nostrano and Lambrusca a Folglia Frastagliata. Reported as grown in the Trentino region of Italy where it is used to make a full-bodied, fruity red wine.
Enfariné: This variety has several synonym names including Gouais Noir. No other details as yet other than the variety is possibly yet another result of a Pinot cepage x Gouais Blanc cross in the dist . . . View Full Definition
Eona: Cultivar developed 1925 by N.E. Hansen in S. Dakota. Derived from a cross of Lady Washington (a complex Concord descendant) and the Beta variety. Has white/pink berry skin, growing in small, . . . View Full Definition
Erbaluce: Minor grape grown in northern Piedmont, a region of Italy, and used to make dry, eg. 'Erbaluce di Caluso Cariola', and sweet white wines. Best known for the full-bodied, sweet wine versions . . . View Full Definition
Ermitage: Synonym name for the white-wine Marsanne grape where grown in Switzerland.
Esgana (Cão): Synonym for the Sercial grape widely grown on the island of Madeira and known as Cerceal where grown in Portugal.
Espadeiro: Red-wine grape grown in northern Portugal and also in bordering Galicia, Spain. Mostly used in 'vinho verde', young wines for early drinking.
Espirit: Patented American x Vinifera cultivar developed by Elmer Swenson as suitable for wine or table use in short season, cold regions such as southwestern Wisconsin. A seedling derived from Villa . . . View Full Definition
Eumalan: American chance seedling thought to be derived from labrusca, vinifera and aestivalis parentage dating from around 1847. Above average in vigor, hardiness and productivity. Somewhat difficul . . . View Full Definition
Extra: Variety reported as a T. V. Munson complex American (V.lincecumii) cross created from Big Berry x Triumph cultivars.