Origin: French-American hybrid named “Vignoles” by the Finger Lakes Wine Growers Association in 1970. Recent genetic testing has revealed that Vignoles is unrelated to the Ravat 51 vine originally imported to the United States in 1949.
Atwater Introduction: 1982
Atwater Acreage: 2.03 acres
Viticultural Characteristics: Hearty vines bud late helping them avoid early spring frost. Small, compact clusters with thick grape skins that allow them to remain on the vine throughout October into November.
Taste and Aroma Characteristics: Exudes notes of pineapple, peach, honey, and orange blossom.