Produced in almost every wine region in the world, Chardonnay is truly a special variety that is considered one of the most complex of White varieties. Rich in fruit flavors such as Peach, Pear, Apple, and some Tropical fruit, it is a treat to get a good bottle of Chardonnay and enjoy it by itself or with a good meal.
Many Chardonnays are aged in Oak barrels which impart a layer of complexity to the finished wine. Chardonnays tend to be consumed within 3 to 4 years after being made. It is not a wine for long aging.
Chardonnay is a medium producing grape with average sized clusters and berries. It ripens earlier than most of the red varieties which helps it be less susceptible to late rains and rot.
Wine grapes have small berry like fruit with seeds. The flavor and color of wine is derived primarily from the skins.
The best locations for planting grape vines are on slopes with good drainage and poor fertility.
Select a variety based on your climate and the type of wine desired. Find out if there are any vineyards in your area and what variety they grow. If they are having success with a specific variety you probably will as well.
Keep in mind each vine yields an average of one gallon of wine, but plant extra to make up for fruit loss from birds and other causes.
Our vines are 1–year old plants, self–rooted from cuttings, no.1 grade with about 8” of top growth. Sold by individual bare–root vine.