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With its strong, celebrated passion for food and the rich gastronomic histories of its early French and Spanish settlers, why has the Bayou State never developed a vital wine industry? Well, actually, it has a long relationship with wine, dating back to at least the early 19th century. At that time, great volumes of European wine were imported to Louisiana and profitably redistributed along the Mississippi River Delta. A homegrown wine industry did take root, with most of the wine produced in the Florida parishes. However, Louisiana’s hot, humid climate punished French hybrid and vinifera vines, exposing them to Pierce’s disease and downy mildew. Prohibition also proved devastating for the state’s troubled wine industry. By the mid-1970s, enthusiasts were again cultivating their own vines on the loamy soils of the state. Now gaining recognition with such varieties as Norton and Blanc du Bois, Louisiana winemakers are keen to renew the industry and are seeking support for research to determine a perfect Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Louisiana View all

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Niagara

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Blanc du Bois

    Blanc du Bois was developed at the University of Florida for use in that state. It is a white wine-producing grape wi...

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  • Emeril's

    Chef Emeril Lagasse received his first culinary experience from his mother, Hilda, when he was a ...

  • Pontchartrain Vineyards

    Pontchartrain Vineyards wines are produced with one specific purpose in mind: to provide distinct...

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  • Mnage Trois Red 2007

    Snoothrank:

    I started drinking this wine after a regional wine tasting and before you could find it at your local wal-mart store. Every bottle has a different flavor.... not sure if its different measurments of the blend of cab, merlot, and zin..... but i recommend this. its easy to drink and easy to drink another!!! Read More

    Wine review by vinoniki


  • Presently living in Louisiana but spent most of life in California (lots of trips up coast to many, many vineyards). Hoping to find some good recommendations. Read More

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  • Ladera Napa Cabernet Rouge 2005

    Snoothrank:

    Hints of black cherry and cedar.... Slightly sweet and very smooth. Read More

    Wine review by missmissa


  • Ladera Napa Cabernet Rouge 2005

    Snoothrank:

    Cherry to black cherry. Good full body. Read More

    Wine review by JamesR


  • Ladera Napa Cabernet Rouge 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by oceank8


  • Ladera Napa Cabernet Rouge 2005

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    Wine review by jternes


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