The Vines at Port Townsend Vineyards

IT’S MORE THAN A VINE

We’re betting a few of these don’t standout in our neck of the woods, but we’re sure going to make it happen! Dry, off-dry, red, white, sparkling, etc. – we plan to do it and do it right.

Port Townsend, Washington has just the right micro-climate to grow these unique and tasteful wines. You’ll certainly be pairing these with the catch of the day.

SIEGERREBE
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Siegerrebe
Grape (Vitis)
Siegerrebe grapes.JPG
Color of berry skin Blanc
Species Vitis Vinifera
Also called Alzey 7957
Origin Germany
Notable regions Germany, UK and USA
Notable wines Varietal wine

Siegerrebe (literally “Victory vine” in German) is a white wine grape that is grown primarily in Germany with some plantings in England,[1] Washington State,[2] British Columbia‘s North Okanagan and Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley.[3] Siegerrebe was created by German viticulturalist Dr. Georg Scheu (1879-1949) in 1929 at a grape-breeding institute in Alzey in Rheinhessen, by crossing Madeleine Angevine and Gewürztraminer.[4][5] However, Georg Scheu’s son Heinz Scheu has claimed in a book that Siegerrebe was the result of self-pollination of Madeleine Angevine.[5] Siegerrebe received varietal protection and was released for general cultivation in Germany in 1958.[5]

In 2006, there were 110 hectares (270 acres) of Siegerrebe in Germany with a decreasing trend, in similarity with other “new breeds” of white varieties.[6] In Belgium, it is authorised for all still wine AOCs : Côtes de Sambre et Meuse,[7] Hageland,[8] Haspengouw,[9] et Heuvelland.[10]

PINOT PRECOCE
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“Laurenzitraube” redirects here. For the French wine grape also known as Laurenzitraube, see St. Laurent (grape).
“Précoce Noir” redirects here. For the Southwest France and California grape also known as Précoce noir, see Abouriou.
“Augusttraube” redirects here. For the Italian wine grape also known as Augusttraube, see Prié blanc.
Pinot Noir Précoce
Grape (Vitis)
Pinot Precoce.JPG

Pinot Precoce grown at Cloud Mountain Vineyard in the Puget Sound AVA of Western Washington
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called Frühburgunder, other synonyms
Origin France
Notable regions Germany

Pinot noir précoce or, as it is called in parts of Germany, Frühburgunder is a dark, blue-black, -skinned, variety ofgrape used for wine, and is a form or mutation of Pinot noir which differs essentially by ripening earlier than normal (thus the use of the descriptive nomination ‘précoce’). Whilst sometimes treated as a separate grape variety byampelographers,[1] there are nevertheless those who consider it is simply an early ripening form of Pinot Noir, and in some cases Pinot noir précoce wines may therefore be found straightforwardly labelled “Pinot noir”.[2]

As it seems highly likely that Pinot noir précoce is simply a natural early ripening mutation of Pinot noir, it is extremely likely to have occurred and been selected and specially cultivated in many different Pinot growing regions (e.g., Burgundy, Champagne, Alsace, Loire, and throughout many older German vineyards) on many separate occasions throughout the long history of Pinot noir cultivation in Europe.

Wines from Pinot Noir Précoce are closely similar to, if not indistinguishable from, those of Pinot noir, and it is far from clear that anything distinguishes its wines other than oenological characters resulting from its early ripening (e.g., relatively fuller flavor development, lower acidity, and the like).

MUSCAT OF NORWAY
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For other uses, see Muscat (disambiguation).
“Muscatel” redirects here. For the place in California, see Muscatel, California.
Muscat
Grape (Vitis)
Muscat blanc et Muscat noir by JM Rosier.jpg

Muscat blanc à Petits Grains and Muscat noir showing the white and black skinned color mutation of the variety
Color of berry skin varied
Species Vitis vinifera

White Muscat – early ripening “July” variety

The Muscat family of grapes include over 200 grape varieties belonging to the Vitis vinifera species that have been used in wine production and as raisin and table grapes around the globe for many centuries. Their colorsranges from white (such as Muscat Ottonel), to yellow (Moscato Giallo), to pink (Moscato rosa del Trentino) to near black (Muscat Hamburg). Muscat grapes and wines almost always have a pronounced sweet floral aroma. The breadth and number of varieties of Muscat suggest that it is perhaps the oldest domesticated grape variety, and there are theories that most families within the Vitis vinifera grape variety are descended from the Muscat variety.[1]

Among the most notable members of the Muscat family include Muscat blanc à Petits Grains which is the main grape variety used in the production of the Italian sparkling wine Asti (also known as Moscato Asti) made in thePiedmont region. It is also used in the production of many of the French fortified wines known as vin doux naturels. In Australia, this is also the main grape used in the production of Liqueur Muscat from the Victorian wine region ofRutherglen. Young, unaged and unfortified examples of Muscat blanc tend to exhibit the characteristic Muscat “grapey” aroma as well as citrus, rose and peach notes. Fortified and aged examples (particularly those that have been barrel aged), tend to be very dark in color due to oxidation with aroma notes of coffee, fruit cake, raisins and toffee.[2]

Muscat of Alexandria is another Muscat variety commonly used in the production of French vin doux naturel, but it is also found in Spain, where it is used to make many of the fortified Spanish Moscatels. Elsewhere it is used to makeoff-dry to sweet white wines, often labeled as Moscato in Australia, California and South Africa. In Alsace and parts of Central Europe, Muscat Ottonel is used to produce usually dry and highly perfumed wines.[2]

MADELEINE ANGEVINE
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Madeleine Angevine
Grape (Vitis)
Madeleine angevine.jpg

Madeleine Angevine in Viala & Vermorel
Color of berry skin Blanc
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called see list of synonyms
Origin France
Original pedigree Malingre Précoce ×Madeleine Royale
Breeder Moreau-Robert
Year of crossing 1857

Madeleine Angevine grapes in England.

Madeleine Angevine is a white wine grape from the Loire Valley in France that is also popular in Germany,Kyrgyzstan[1] and Washington State.[2] The early-ripening grape is a cross between Madeleine Royale and Précoce de Malingre grapes that grows well in cooler climates. Madeleine Angevine makes an attractive fruity wine with a flowery nose, similar to an Alsatian Pinot blanc. It is crisp, acid and dry and pairs particularly well with seafoods such as crab and oyster.[3]

Madeleine Angevine was crossed with Silvaner Geilweilerhof to make the Noblessa and Forta grapes. It was crossed with Traminer to make the Comtessa grape.[4]

In Washington State, the grape has developed a cult following in the Puget Sound region for its floral character and easy drinking nature.[5]

AUXERROIS
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This article is about white grape variety Auxerrois blanc. For other grape varieties sometimes referred to as Auxerrois, see Auxerrois (disambiguation).
Auxerrois blanc
Grape (Vitis)
Auxerrois Weinsberg 20080927.jpg

Auxerrois in Weinsberg, Germany
Color of berry skin Blanc
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called Auxerrois, Pinot Auxerrois (more)
Origin France
Notable regions Alsace

Auxerrois blanc (pronounced: [o.sɛʁ.wa blɑ̃]) or Auxerrois Blanc de Laquenexy is a white wine grape that is important in Alsace, and is also grown in Germany and Luxembourg. It is a full sibling of Chardonnay that is often blended with the similar Pinot blanc.[1]

RONDO
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Rondo
Grape (Vitis)
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Rondo grapes
Color of berry skin Noir
Species Officially Vitis vinifera but also has other species in its pedigree
Also called Geisenheim 6494-5 (Gm 6494-5)
Origin Germany
Original pedigree Zarya Severa × St. Laurent
Notable regions Denmark, England, Ireland, Netherlands
Breeder Helmut Becker
Breeding institute Forschungsanstalt Geisenheim, Fachgebiet Rebenzüchtung und Rebenveredlung
Year of crossing 1964

Rondo is a dark-skinned grape variety, used for making red wine. It is a hybrid grape or inter-specific crossing. It was created in 1964 by Professor V. Kraus in then-Czechoslovakia by crossing the varieties Zarya Severa (a hybrid which has Vitis amurensis in its pedigree) and St. Laurent. He offered it to Dr. Helmut Becker (1927-1990) of theGeisenheim Grape Breeding Institute who conducted further work on it, which explains why the grape is known under a Geisenheim designation. The variety has been protected since 1997, when it was first planted commercially by Thomas Walk Vineyard in Ireland[1] under the name Amurensis Walk; it was named Rondo in 1999.[2]

This very early maturing variety possesses high resistance against winter frost and downy mildew from its AsiaticVitis amurensis parent. However annual treatments against powdery mildew may still be necessary in the vineyards. Rondo produces a ruby-red wine which is also used for blending. Rondo is cultivated in many locations in northern Europe where dark-skinned Vitis vinifera varieties are difficult to ripen properly, as it tends to yield good colour and aroma even in those locations.[3] Rondo is cultivated in Rheinhessen and in many locations in northern Europe including Denmark, England, Ireland, the Netherlands and Sweden.

In 2011 the British winery Denbies picked up a gold prize in the International Wine Challenge for their 2010 vintage Chalk Ridge Rose, a wine made entirely from Rondo grapes. [4]

ORTEGA
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Ortega
Grape (Vitis)
Ortega 04c 4.jpg
Color of berry skin Blanc
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called Würzburg B 48-21-4
Origin Germany
Notable regions Rheinhessen

Ortega is a grape variety used for white wine. It was created in 1948 by Hans Breider at the Bayerischen Landesanstalt für Wein-, Obst- und Gartenbau in Würzburg and was released with varietal protection in 1981.[1] It is a cross between Müller-Thurgau and Siegerrebe.[2] Breider chose to name the variety in honour of the Spanish poet and philosopher José Ortega y Gasset.

Ortega ripens early, is not sensitive to frost and reaches quite high must weights, typically 20 degrees Oechsle higher than Müller-Thurgau. It is therefore often used for sweet wines, which are considered to improve with cellaring. Ortega wines have aromas of Muscat and peach and are high in extract.[1]

Ortega is also used as a table grape.

In 2006, there were 686 hectares (1,700 acres) of Ortega in Germany, with a decreasing tendency.[3] It is also found in England.

GOLUBOK
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GOLUBOK
Grape (Vitis)
wggol
Color of berry skin Blend
Species German cross of [Saperavi x Severnyi] x St. Laurent
Origin Russia

Russian origin; an early teinturier with a lot of potential for a unique full-bodied red wine. One of the most promising early reds in our trial; requires less than 1600 GDD to ripen. Some Cabernet Sauvignon in its genetics. Very smoky flavors with quite a bit of body, will round out numerous blends of Puget Sound reds.Requires less than 1600 GDD to ripen. – See more at: http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org/index3.cfm?c1=0&c2=79&c3=133&pid=wggol&page=_p2#sthash.ut1YQxF9.dpuf

ISKORKA
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Iskorka
Grape (Vitis)
wgisk
Color of berry skin Blanc
Species Muskat odesskii cross
Origin Russia

Originating in Russia (the name means “sparkle”). In our cool summer climate, it makes an excellent white wine with mineral notes. Needs 1600-1900 GDD to ripen. – See more at: http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org/index3.cfm?c1=0&c2=79&c3=132&pid=wgisk&page=_p2#sthash.e5HKS1nC.dpuf

GARANO
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Garanoir
Grape (Vitis)
wggrn
Color of berry skin Noir
Species Vitis vinifera
Origin Switzerland

Garanoir is a variety of red wine grape.[1] It was created by André Jaquinet and Dominique Maigre at Station Fédérale de Recheres en Production Végétale de Changins in 1970 by crossing Gamay and Reichensteiner. Garanoir was developed for cultivation in German Switzerland, and is a full sibling of Gamaret, which was intended for the French part of the country.[2]

Total Swiss plantations of the variety in 2009 stood at 203 hectares (500 acres).[3] It is grown in both French and German Switzerland.[2]

Garanoir has relatively good resistance to rot and ripens early. It gives dark purple wines, which are fruitier, lighter and less concentrated than those of Gamaret.[2

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