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  • Kadarka

    History of the grape: Kadarka is a dark-skinned, red grape that is best known as the main varietal in that Hungarian ...

  • Kerner

    Kerner was bred by German scientists in 1969. It is late-budding and frost-resistant, making it ideal for the cool gr...

  • L'Acadie Blanc

    L’Acadie Blanc is a Vineland (Ontario, Canada) hybrid of great commercial significance in Nova Scotia, Canada. Its na...

  • La Crescent

    Developed to be tough and cold-hardy, La Crescent is the result of a St. Pepin x Swenson cross at the University of M...

  • la Crosse

    LaCrosse is a part of a long line of successful Elmer Swenson-created grapes. A hybrid of Seyval Blanc and the Minn. ...

  • Lagrein

    First mentioned in the 17th century in the records of the Muri Benedictine monastery, this variety may hail from the ...

  • Lambrusco

    History of the grape: There is evidence that the ancient Romans were drinking wines made from Lambrusco, a grape that...

  • Lemberger

      Grape: Lemberger Color: Red Synonyms: Limberger, Blaufrankisch, Kekfrankos.   Main Regions: Austri...

  • Lenoir Grape

    This red-fleshed grape is a popular variety in Texas, where it is sometimes blended with Ruby Cabernet to make red ta...

  • Léon Millot

    Leon Millot’s ability to ripen early in short growing seasons keeps it commercially important to wineries in Michigan...

  • Louise Swenson

    One of a long line of winter hardy hybrids developed by Elmer Swenson, Louise Swenson is a very cold-tolerant variety...

  • Lucie Kuhlmann

    This is another useful Kuhlmann hybrid variety, with growing and ripening characteristics similar to Leon Millot and ...

  • Macabeo

    Macabeo is Spain’s most widely planted grape. From there, it has made its way to southern France’s Roussillon region,...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Malmsey

    History of the grape: Malvasia is one of those rabbit-like vines that likes to procreate, often spontaneously. For th...

  • Malvasia

    History of the grape: Malvasia is one of those rabbit-like vines that likes to procreate, often spontaneously. For th...

  • Mandilaria

    Mandilaria is an ancient red grape variety indigenous to Santorini, Greece. It has deep red coloring, medium body and...

  • Marechal Foch

    Marechal Foch (aka. Foch, Kuhlmann 188-2) is a vigorous, early-ripening variety, with good winter hardiness. It is we...

  • Marsanne

    Avilleran, Champagne Piacentina, Ermitage, Grosse Roussette, Hermitage, Johannisberg, Marsan Belyi, Marsanne Blanche,...

  • Marzemino

    History of the grape: It is thought to have been growing in Trentino as far back as the 15th century, possibly brough...

  • Mavrotragano

    Mavrotragano is an ancient red variety indigenous to Santorini, Greece. The wine is bright red in color and full of f...

  • Mavrud

    Mavrud (Bulgarian: мавруд, from Greek, mavro, "black") is a red wine grape that is used as both a blending grape and ...

  • Melody

    Melody is a recent hybrid grape developed by the Geneva Research Station in New York State, used to produce light bod...

  • Melon

    In the 1970s and 1980s, in a period when varietal accuracy on wine labels was often a secondary thought much of what ...

  • Melon de Bourgogne

    As its name suggests, Melon de Bourgogne comes from Burgundy. By the Middle Ages, it had spread to the central Loire ...

  • Mencia

    Mencia is native to northwestern Spain and was once thought to be a clone of Cabernet Franc that was brought there  b...

  • Merlot

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

  • Michurinetz

    This vine, at home in Eastern Europe, is a Vitis vinifera and Vitis Amurensis hybrid. The grape is now being grown ex...

  • Mission

    The Mission or Pais grape was the first Vitis vinifera vine planted in North America. From 1697 until well into the 1...

  • Molinara

    Breppion Scavolegno, Breppion Scuro, Breppon, Molinara Ciara, Molinara Rada, Pola, Rossanella, Rossanella Gentile, Ro...

  • Mondeuse

    This characterful red grape grown in France’s alpine Savoie region is known as Refosco in hills of northern Italy. In...

  • Montepulciano

    History of the grape: Let’s first clear up some confusion: Montepulciano is a grape. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a win...

  • Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

    History of the grape: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a red wine made from the Montepulciano grape in the town of Abruzzo,...

  • Morio-Muskat

    This vinifera variety was developed by Peter Morio at the Geilweilerhof Institute, Germany, around 1961. Curiously, t...

  • Moscato Giallo

    Common synonyms: Goldmuskateller, Moscat, Moscatel, Moscato Cipro, Moscato Sirio, Muscato de Goloio Parentage...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Müller-Thurgau

    This variety was developed by Dr. Hermann Muller in 1882. When naming the new grape, he added the name of the Swiss c...

  • Muscadelle

    It is unclear how Muscadelle made its way to Australia. The country has been famous for its excellent sweet wines sin...

  • Muscadine

    Muscadines (Vitis rotundifolia) are a grapevine species native to the present-day southeastern United States that has...

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Muscat Blanc

    History of the grape: From Greece, Muscat was brought into Crimea in the Soviet Union where it was spread into what i...

  • Muscat Blanc À Petits Grains

    History of the grape: From Greece, Muscat was brought into Crimea in the Soviet Union where it was spread into what i...

  • Muscat of Alexandria

    Muscat of Alexandria is an ancient variety, possibly originating in North Africa. Most plantings of this white variet...

  • Muscat Ottonel

    Muscat Ottonel is perhaps the least valued of the Muscat family of highly aromatic varieties. Its wine is typically f...

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