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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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Niagara

  • Merlot

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Dixie

    Well suited for growing in the hot southeastern or Gulf states of America, Dixie can be used for wine or as a table g...

  • 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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  • Ladera Napa Cabernet Rouge 2005


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    Wine review by nenutian

  • Friday August 26thI had the opportunity to host the president and vice ... ... wine and catering by ”Louisiana Territory.”This was a typically beautiful Moran Hill/Gilroy summer evening. These events will be ending at the end of September, so I encourage you to indulge if you can make it.Morgan Hill/ Gilroy wine, events and accommodations have... Read More

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  • 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


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

    Wine review by missmissa

  • Ladera Napa Cabernet Rouge 2005


    Cherry to black cherry. Good full body. Read More

    Wine review by JamesR

  • Ladera Napa Cabernet Rouge 2005


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    Wine review by oceank8

  • Ladera Napa Cabernet Rouge 2005


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    Wine review by jternes

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