Evaluation of Potential Alternative Wine Grape Varieties for Southwest Michigan

Research Date
2017
Authors
Michael Moyer, Michael DeSchaaf, Thomas J. Zabadal
Priorities
Best Practices, Crop Quality, Product Development
Crop Categories
Grapes
Beverage Categories
Wine

Eleven wine grape varieties were harvested and vinified separately in small lots for the purpose of evaluating each cultivar s potential to produce quality wine in southwest Michigan. Yields of each variety varied significantly. The 2016 and 2017 harvest data, as well as the wines made from each variety, offer valuable insight into each cultivar's ability to produce quality wine grapes.

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