Norton

Common synonyms: Cynthiana, Norton, Norton's Seedling, Norton's Virginia, Norton's Virginia Seedling, Red River, Virginia Seedling

Parentage of the grape: Norton is a hybrid between Vitis aestivalis and Vitis labrusca linne

History of the grape: Norton was first created in the experimental garden of the eccentric Dr. Daniel Norton in 1820s Richmond, VA. His intention was to produce a truly American grape variety that could withstand harsh climates while producing palatable wine. In this, he succeeded where everyone from the Jamestown colonists to Thomas Jefferson failed. Having been picked up by an important seed catalog, the grape made its way west to Missouri, where German immigrants adopted it and began producing quality wine from it. In 1873, with France still suffering from the devastating Phylloxera epidemic, they created a wine that won a gold medal at a major international exhibition. It seemed the grape’s future was bright, but then, with the onset of prohibition, those Read more »

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  • Hey guys - I've rather busy as you know.  The NWC Italian Night and we ... Delaforce Duoro2011 Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva2013 Kaiken Malbec Reserva2013 Sesta di Sopra Rosso Di Montalcino2011 Tenuta di Arceno "Il Fauno di Arcanum" Tuscany2010 Santi Solane Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore2013 Rocca di Montegrosso Chianti Classico2012 Il Molino di... Read More

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  • Saturday night we had some friends over for a bbq and bonfire,  Blackened ...       2011 Norton Privada                                                                                                                         2013 Hahn SLH                                                                                                       &nbs Read More

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  • Bodega Norton Privada Mendoza 2011

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    Friggin' wonderful - full, chewy, dark berry fruits, pepper, chocolate, oak and forest floor all framed with an excellent balance between tannins and acidity. This can sit for another 2-3 yrs but can be enjoyed now. 91 points Paul Read More

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  • Bodega Norton Privada Mendoza 2011

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  • Bodega Norton Privada Mendoza 2011

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  • Yesterday we conducted another wine tasting party at our friends Sally & ... Riesling, a Pinot Grigio, a Norton, a Cabernet Franc, and a Merlot / Cabernet Franc blend.  The favorite of the group was our 2012 Glen Manor T. Ruth - the Merlot / Cabernet Franc red blend.  We brought the prize bottle (2009 Muse Vineyards Clio, which won the Virgini... Read More

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  • Chandler Hill Savage Norton Black Label Reserve

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    AmaZing! Read More

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  • Chandler Hill Savage Norton Black Label Reserve

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    Wine is an amazing adventure! Each time you open a new bottle, it always files ... This is how I feel about the Norton wines from Chandler Hill Winery in Defiance, Missouri. Unique, eclectic, but wonderfully flavorful!Norton is actually North Americas only true grape that is native to this country and the Augusta area of Missouri is one of the... Read More

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  • A Norton wine in Kentucky has become my new favorite, Night Heron from Harkness Edwards Vineyards. Unfortunately, the winery which was in an old tobacco barn was recently struck by lightning, burnt to the ground and 2 years worth of inventory was lost. Now I am trying to find a similar wine. It is full and round and earthy and very smooth. Any s...

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  • Question...can anyone recommend cheeses to pair with Norton? I am having a bing release party for our first vintage, the 2010 Norton. HELP!

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  • I recently tasted your Privada 2007 and loved it. Can I order direct from your vinevard? If so, can you send me a price list and instructions. Thanks

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