This white wine-producing hybrid, a cross of Gewurztraminer and Joannes Seyve 23-416, produces excellent quality wine with distinct Gewurztraminer characteristics, including a similar aroma. Only released at Geneva, New York, in 1996, Traminette has steadily grown in commercial significance in the Empire State, Michigan and Pennsylvania ever since.

Traminette is suited to several different wine styles, including dry and sweet versions, with the former displaying good viscosity. Aging well, wine produced from this grape develops honey and apricot flavors in two to five years. The grape’s fairly high acidity and low pH levels harmonize with its typically fresh fruit aromas and floral-spicy flavors. However, Muscat-like flavors may develop, if long skin contact is employed prior to fermentation.

Much more winter hardy than Gewurztraminer, Traminette is suitable for cool climates, and matures in late mid-season, usually early to mid-October. In warmer areas, increased bitterness and a high pH must can Read more »

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  • Lab-designed grapes are proving to be the saviors of many winemaking regions in ... red wines.” The Traminette grape is another popular hybrid, whose Gewurtztraminer-esque bouquet has been a favorite of cold-weather winemakers since 1996. Cornell developed the Traminette, the story said.  “Traminette has produced numerous award-winning wines an... Read More

    From the article Coldbuster: Hybrid Grape Helps Winemakers Battle Chill, Boost Tourism

  • A news outlet from Vermont's Lake Champlain Valley region in Vermont is ... of Minnesota; Riesling and Traminette, a grape “recently developed by Cornell (University) which is a “hybrid of the classic Gewurztraminer, and produces a delightful, spicy wine,” the VGWC's website says. The state is also home to mead wine, cider and fruit wines made... Read More

    From the article Late Harvest For Ice Wines in Vermont

  • Boathouse Vineyards Seas the Day 2013


    Decent Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery Quattro 2013


    One of the few wineries in the region using the real German varietals - not just sturdier hybrids - this blend lets their natural sweetness shine. Subtle and honeyed, but still fairly simple. It's their crowd pleaser. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Veritas Kenmar 2012


    Surprisingly light bodied for a dessert wine. Traminette grapes -- the sturdier hybrid daughter of Gewurztraminer -- are manually frozen for a German-inspired ice wine. Candied, honeyed, floral and tropical, but the lightened viscosity and clean finish keep it from the painful syrupy sweetness that usually makes me steer clear of white dessert w... Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Veritas White Star NV


    A very basic white blend featuring some common East Coast hybrid grapes with prominent tropical tones. Young, fruity, simple. A crowd pleaser, nothing special. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Fox Run Vineyards Hedonia Fingerlakes Traminette NV


    Wife enjoyed. I would rather have almost anything else. Read More

    Wine review by tjjm

  • Narmada Winery Dream 2011


    Rich, slightly sweet, honeyed citrus. Like, but not for more than one small glass at a time. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Whitecliff Vineyard Traminette 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by jeffmacintyre

  • Oliver Winery has planted a lot of the standard grapes in their Creekbend ... ... ... Vineyard label. Their Traminette is good as is their Gewürztraminer. I haven't seen whose vines are planted near me.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

  • Most of the Traminette wines I see are from somewhat cooler environments. How would traminette vines fare in the Washington DC area where winters can be cold, summers are hot, and humidity is high? I'm considering planting it, but am concerned about potential fungal disease, low acidity, and a bitter flavor from heat exposure. Can these poten...

    Comment by 1011654Gastronomique 1011654 Gastronomique

  • J.D.Winery in Macedon, New York has a very nice Traminette. Crisp, with hints of citrus. Great light finish with hint of grapefruit. For a new New York State winery they won a Silver Metal for this wine at the NYS Fair competition.

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