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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  • Norton Malbec Reserva 2014

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    Wine review by effell


  • Duncan, consensus was that the Hook Norton bitters was the best followed by the Gold.  Maybe next time we'll venture back to London and give you a shout.We got back late Thursday after the airlines extended our vacation an extra day ;-(  in NYC.  Getting back into our normal lifestyle and are currently enjoying this Liquid Farm chard.  Full of l... Read More

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  • Vinovino Glad you are enjoying your tour of my country.  I have been to the village of Hook Norton where I also sampled some of that lovely beer. At the moment I am drinking a bottle of Mercurey Clos Fortoul from the house of Remoissenet. I started it with my steak last night and I think it is absolutely lovely and at £10 it was very good value.... Read More

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  • Happy B-day (late) Rob, looks like you celebrated appropriately.We're now ... ... and tasted at the Hook Norton Brewery. These Brits know how to make great beer, especially enjoying the bitters.Of course we had to end the evening properly with some inexpensive Spanish '08 Valdepenas Gran Reserva, 100% tempranillo, not bad for around £ Read More

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  • I'm more of a Catena/Norton Reserve type of guy, but then on the other hand I'll drink what's good. Read More

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  • Bodega Norton Extra Brut Mendoza

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    Fresh lemon and pear aromas with light potpourri notes. The floral notes continue on to the palate where light peach, apple and grapefruit notes mix with good acidity and a pleasantly viscous mouthfeel, finishing with a bit more lemon and an oak note. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Bodega Norton Extra Brut NV

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    Fresh lemon and pear aromas with light potpourri notes. The floral notes continue on to the palate where light peach, apple and grapefruit notes mix with good acidity and a pleasantly viscous mouthfeel, finishing with a bit more lemon and an oak note. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I took my then-girlfriend, now-wife to Florence by way of Tuscany for our first ... ... $12.99, 11.5% ABVBodega Norton Extra Brut Mendoza NVFresh lemon and pear aromas with light potpourri notes. The floral notes continue on to the palate where light peach, apple and grapefruit notes mix with good acidity and a pleasantly viscous mouthfeel, fi... Read More

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  • Bodega Norton Malbec 2015

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    Wine review by lesteyes


  • 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...

    Comment by 1383645sufi 1383645 sufi


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

    Comment by 1270137SallySyrah 1270137 SallySyrah


  • 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

    Comment by 254599mac87eod 254599 mac87eod


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