Vidal Blanc

Vidal Blanc has proven to be amongst the versatile varietals in North American viticulture. In Canadian vineyards, this hybrid has excelled in the production of Ice Wine, from Nova Scotia to British Columbia. This has earned Vidal superior status among all other French-American hybrids. In Canada’s fledgling, quality wine-classification system, the Vintner’s Quality Alliance (VQA), it is the only hybrid entitled to the highest category of quality. This is the Designated Viticultural Area (DVA) status. However, this honor is reserved for its Ice Wine incarnation only. The grape is well suited to cold climates, due to its mid-season ripening and its ability to produce good crops from secondary buds, in the event of late spring frosts. This makes Vidal tough enough to withstand the cold of regions like the Finger Lakes of New York State, many Mid-Western states and the Niagara Peninsula. Vidal is one of the commercially-successful hybrid products of prolific French (Bordeaux) hybridizer Albert Seibel ( Read more »

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  • J. Vidal-Fleury Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2012

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    A light viognier that is citrusy wih a touch of green apple. The finish is long and oaky. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Grace Estate Winery le Gras Cuve 2012

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    Lightly sweet, orangey and honeyed blend. 90% Vidal Blanc, 10% Petit Manseng. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • As a UK journalist, and Master of Wine, I discuss, criticise and recommend not the fine wine, the great vintages, the en primeurs, but the everyday, the bargain, the high volume.  I taste thousands of wines each year of low, mediocre and good quality, and, within perhaps 80 or 90 tasted at one supermarket or off licence tasting, will find perhap... Read More

    From the article A Salute to Wine in the United Kingdom


  • Hi Just found this fantastic site, I am the owner and winemaker at Blaxsta wine ... produce icewine from our own Vidal blanc grapes. For some , if not, most, wine lovers,it may sound too much to beleive that it would be possible to grow grapes in Sweden, but the trouth is, we have 25% more daylight hours during growing season than Bordeaux. In ... Read More

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  • Cedar Creek Winery Settlement Gold NV

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    Sweet, but balanced with fruity tartness. Tropical and citrus fruit. Pineapple, lemon. Read More

    Wine review by ramanujan


  • Cedar Creek Winery la Belle Vie 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by iblevy


  • Nissley Vineyards White Blend Lancaster Valley Rhapsody In Blue 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Breaux Vineyards Chere Marie 2012

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    One of my favorite Breaux wines. Suitable for any occasion. Read More

    Wine review by dissaann


  • With an output of over 1.2 million litres a year, Canada is by far the ... as ... ... as well as the hybrid Vidal Blanc. Icewine is currently being made from both red and white varietals. Regardless of the grape variety used, icewine is a sweet, highly concentrated wine, with wonderful acidity to balance its sweetness, making it a perfect ape... Read More

    From the article Wine for the Winter


  • The Nordic North is seeing palates across the country warming to wine. According to a report released by Euromonitor International earlier this year, Sweden saw a two percent increase in wine sales in 2013. Increasing sales of bag-in-box wines and a growing wine culture are two factors in the increase, the report said. The country's wine drinker... Read More

    From the article Sweden Sees Rise in Wine Sales


  • Vidal Blanc is best known for its late harvest ice wine, but I think the best expression of the grape is as an off-dry table wine that is very food friendly. With its firm acidity, done with a bit of sur lie aging and finished with just a touch of residual sugar, the grapefruit and lemon flavors along with some really nice apple notes make a re...

    Comment by 562676renaissancewinemaker 562676 renaissancewinemaker


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