Grape - Grapevines


Most grapes come from cultivars of Vitis vinifera, the European grapevine native to the Mediterranean and Central Asia. Minor amounts of fruit and wine come from American and Asian species such as:

  • Vitis labrusca, the North American table and grape juice grapevines (including the concord cultivar), sometimes used for wine, are native to the Eastern United States and Canada.
  • Vitis riparia, a wild vine of North America, is sometimes used for winemaking and for jam. It is native to the entire Eastern U.S. and north to Quebec.
  • Vitis rotundifolia, the muscadines, used for jams and wine, are native to the Southeastern United States from Delaware to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Vitis amurensis is the most important Asian species.

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Navajo Language - Text Example
... crazy boys decided to make some wine to sell, so they each planted grapevines and, working hard on them, they raised them to maturity ... kʼiidiilá so then separately grapevines they planted them dóó hááhgóóshį́į́ yinaalnishgo tʼáá áłah chʼil naʼatłʼoʼii néineestʼą́ jiní ... and diligently they working on them they both grapevines they raised them it is said Áádóó tółikaní áyiilaago and then wine they having made it tʼáá bíhígíí tʼáá ałʼąą tłʼízíkág ...
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Mexican Wine - History of Wine Making in Mexico
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Seal Of Connecticut - Grapevines
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