represent only a small portion of the more than 600 kinds of
grapes. Each grape variety has its own unique combination of
characteristics including color, size, skin thickness, acidity,
yield per vine and flavors. Only a few grape varieties are suited
to produce fine quality wine..
While many grape varieties are used to produce wines, only a
few grapes have distinguished themselves as being particulary
suited for the production of fine wine. These 'noble grape varieties'
must still be matched with the right micro-climate and winemaking
techniques in order to live up to their potential. Click on
the links below to find information about each wine grape variety.