Wine Grapes Glossary
Life Style / Wine Grapes Glossary
Hopkins: According to the USDA database, this T.V Munson developed (1905) variety was derived from a complex Cynthiana (lincecumii, aestivalis, labrusca) cross with the relatively obscure V.lincecumi . . . View Full Definition
Horizon: Productive, vigorous patented white-wine hybrid grape variety derived from a Seyval Blanc x Schuyler cross. Recently released, (1996), from the Geneva Research Station of W. New York. Has sy . . . View Full Definition
Howard: Reported to be a complex V.rotundifolia (ie. Muscadine) cultivar derived from a Scuppernong x V. rotundifolia cross.
Humagne Blanc: Ancient variety, documented since 1313AD, grown in the Valais canton of Switzerland where it is used to make a white wine. Not related to the Humagne Rouge cultivar as far as is known.
Humagne Rouge: Red wine grape of ancient origin indigenous to Switzerland. Can yield rich, plummy wines similar to those of Cornalin.
Hungarian: Winegrape cultivar recommended for growing in Saskatchewan, Canada. May be synonym for the Okanagan Riesling variety.
Hunt: Black V.rotundifolia (ie. Muscadine) female pollinate variety derived from a Flowers x White Male#1 cross. Recommended for growing in the southern states of the US for use as wine, jelly, ja . . . View Full Definition
Husman: American labruscana cultivar developed by T. V. Munson and recommended by some as suitable for planting in Kansas, Texas and other south-central States of the U.S.A.
Huxelrebe: Grape created by crossing the Chasselas and a Muscat variety that contributes its ubiquitous aroma to wines made from the grape. Grown mostly in the Rheinhessen region of Germany and sparsel . . . View Full Definition
Impigno: Variety used for white wine production near Brindisi in Apulia, Italy. Usually blended with Francavilla wine to make a crisp tablewine that matches local seafood dishes. Also grown in Argent . . . View Full Definition
Incrocio Manzoni 6.0.13: Has alias name of Manzoni 6-0-13. White-wine cultivar grown in the Friuli and Veneto regions of Italy. Is a cross between the Riesling Renano and Pinot Bianco vinifera varieties and used to . . . View Full Definition
Interlaken: Derived from the same parents as Himrod, this hybrid seedless variety is mainly recommended for use as a strongly flavored table or raisin grape. Usually buds late May and ripens by late Aug . . . View Full Definition
Inzolia: Extensive plantings of this variety are found on the west coast of Sicily where it is made into a wine commonly blended with the Grillo and Catarrato Bianco grape wines in order to create th . . . View Full Definition
Iona: Native American hybrid variety (ie. Diana O.P) released for use as a wine/table grape in New York State in 1864 by Dr C. W. Grant. Currently not recommended because of its somewhat weak, unp . . . View Full Definition
Irsai Olivér: Hungarian tablegrape cross variety developed in early 1930's. Used to produce grapey white wines with Muscat aromatic reminders. Derived from a cross of Pozsonyi x Perle von Csaba V. vinifer . . . View Full Definition
Isabella: Moderately cold-resistant American labruscana grape grown on limited acreages in New York state for use as a tablegrape and in varietal and sparkling wine blends. A selected 'bud sport' cult . . . View Full Definition
Ison: Black, self-fertile V.rotundifolia (ie. Muscadine) variety patented by William Ison of Griffin, Georgia, USA. Very productive, normally ripens uniformly in early to mid-season, if dry-scarre . . . View Full Definition
Italia: V.vinifera variety derived from a cross of Bicane x Muscat Hamburg. Has several synonym names including Dona Sofia, Ideal and Muscat Italia. Currently grown in USA, Hungary and several other . . . View Full Definition
Italian Riesling: (a.k.a Riesling Italico in Italy). Also known as the Welschriesling in Austria, Laski Rizling in Slovenia and Grasevina in Croatia, (i.e: former Yugoslavia), and Olasz Rizling in Hungary. V. . . . View Full Definition
Ivan: (No information on this grape yet other than it is an Oregon State chance seedling suitable for wine or juice. Ripens in late August-early September. Currently listed as an American labrusca . . . View Full Definition
Ives (Noir): Early 19th century American labrusca grape discovery used to produce red wines strongly 'foxy' in flavor. Highly vulnerable to Ozone gas pollution which causes diminished vigor and productiv . . . View Full Definition
Jacquère: White-wine grape found in the Savoie region of France and used as blending wine for delicate product.
Jaeger 70: American variety derived from an early 19th century cross, created by Hermann Jaeger of Neosho, Missouri, between the native Vitis Lincecumii and Rupestris species. Played an important role . . . View Full Definition
Jaén (Du Dao): French name for the variety widely grown in Portugal and Spain and used to make rather mediocre red wine. Has synonym names Jaén and Jaén Galeno. Recent DNA typing by spanish researchers (19 . . . View Full Definition
Jaén Blanco: Widely grown in Spain this variety is mainly used to create white wines. Has several synonym names including Pardina. It is also reported to be known as the Avesso variety in Portugal.
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