Tagged: Missouri wine

Norton: Dark Knight of American Wine 12

Norton: Dark Knight of American Wine

This is the first article of a two part profile on the Norton grape. The first article discusses the characteristics of today’s Norton and includes a report on the 2012 Norton Harvest. The next...

Grape Breeder’s Hypothesis Could Reveal Norton Grape Origins 0

Grape Breeder’s Hypothesis Could Reveal Norton Grape Origins

A Virginia grape breeder has conducted experiments and historical research that could lead to the unveiling of the genetic origin of one of America’s most renowned and mysterious native grapes: Norton. The UK-based Journal...

Drastically Lower Grape Yields Predicted for Some Midwest States 1

Drastically Lower Grape Yields Predicted for Some Midwest States

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has released its first estimate of the United States grape harvest yield in its August Crop Production report.  Despite this year’s frosts that struck many states and the...

Drought Tipping Point: Vines Risk Long Term Damage 0

Drought Tipping Point: Vines Risk Long Term Damage

As the drought continues to worsen and temperatures across the Midwest exceed 100 degrees, viticulture experts warn that grape growers could face long-term vine damage. If there is no significant rain in the coming days,...

Inside Look at Missouri Wine Tech Group 0

Inside Look at Missouri Wine Tech Group

On May 15th,  the Missouri Wine Technical Group held a Norton Workshop.  The workshop was an opportunity for winemakers from across Missouri and the Midwest to share information about Norton winemaking in a formal,...

Patty Held: Wine Trail Marketing Ideas 0

Patty Held: Wine Trail Marketing Ideas

The wine trail concept is exploding!  From California to Maine there are 251 wine trails across the USA with 1878 wineries making up these trails in 43 states. Wine trails are made up of...