Grapes

Flying Otter Vineyard grows grapes that are specifically adapted to cold weather climates.

2005

We planted three varieties of grapes in our first year.

Frontenac

St. Croix

Sabrevois

2006

The following grapes were planted at the Flying Otter Vineyard May 20-23, 2006

Marechal Foch

La Crosse

La Crescent

Frontenac Gris

St. Pepin

Traminette

Brianna

2007

In 2007 we added only one variety to the vineyard. 25 plants of Marquette were planted May 26, 2007.

Marquette

2009

We removed Marechal Foch. The vines continue to have winter damage and those vines that survive the winter are susceptible to early frost damage due to early bud break. We replaced the Foch with more Marquette. We removed the Traminette. The vines continue to have winter damage. After three years half of the vines were still starting over from the ground. The row of Traminette was replaced with another row of St. Pepin.

2010

We planted a couple of experimental rows of a new hybrid variety, Petite Pearl. We added Norton, Frontenac Blanc and expanded our planting of Marquette.

Petit Pearl

Norton

Frontenac Blanc

2011

We planted Lemberger (Blaufrankisch). This is an experimental planting to see if this vinifera variety is hardy enough for our vineyard.

We planted several additional rows of Marquette, St. Pepin, and Briana. We expanded last years planting of Norton.

Lemberger

 

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