Wine Grapes

Below is a conservative list of grape varieties that are grown or might be considered for growing in North Carolina. Note: These are not recommendations and the list does not reflect many varieties currently undergoing trial plantings. Additional varieties not appearing in this list may be suitable in select ideal vineyard sites. Likewise, not all varieties listed below are suitable for every site. For information on variety and site compatibility, please visit Site Suitability in this section. 

Red Wine

  • Vitis vinifera
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Shiraz (Syrah)
    • Merlot
    • Cabernet franc
    • Petit Verdot
    • Mourvedre
    • Tempranillo
  • American hybrids
    • Norton (Cynthiana)
    • St. Vincent
    • Delaware (Vitis labrusca)
  • French hybrids
    • Chambourcin
    • Burdin 8753
    • Villard Noir
  • Vitis rotundifolia (Muscadines)
    • Noble
    • Nesbitt

White Wine

  • Vitis vinifera
    • Chardonnay
    • Viognier
    • Muscat Canelli
    • Muscat Ottonel
  • American or American hybrids
    • Chardonnel
    • Blanc du Bois
    • Daytona
    • Traminette
    • Niagara (Vitis Labrusca)
  • French hybrids
    • Vidal Blanc
    • Seyval Blanc
    • Villard Blanc
    • Roucaneuf
    • Ravat 34
    • Joannes-Seyve 23-416
  • Vitis rotundifolia (Muscadines)
    • Carlos
    • Magnolia
    • Sterling

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