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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  • Ohio

    By 1860, the Catawba grape had risen to prominence in Ohio, and the state led the entire nation i...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

  • Missouri

      Wine industry began in Missouri in the 1840s when an influx of German immigrants, inspired...

  • New York

    Though the first successful North American wine production is often credited to California, New...

  • Niagara Peninsula

      The Niagara Peninsula, part of the Ontario province, is the most productive wine region in...

  • Canada

      Canada’s wine-making history is relatively short. Beginning in the early 1800s, some of th...

  • Finger Lakes

      The Finger Lakes wine region in upstate New York is centered around the Canandaigua (meani...

  • Virginia

      It’s a little known fact that wines have been produced in the state of Virginia for centur...

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