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Cold Hardy La Crescent Grape Variety

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Cold Hardy La Crescent Grape Variety for White Wine

The La Crescent grape is a very cold hardy grape cultivar that produces a white wine of excellent quality, reminiscent of the cultivar Vignoles. Its relatively high sugar and acidity levels have encouraged winemakers to ferment La Crescent in a sweet or semi-sweet style. La Crescent wines commonly have aromas of apricot, peach, citrus and pineapple and lack strong herbaceous aromas or those associated with V. labrusca. La Crescent vines have tolerated vineyard temperatures as low as -36 F in early February with only minor bud loss. It ripens in mid-season. For more information please visit the University of Minnesota’s Cold Hardy Grapes.

License for Propagating La Crescent Grape Vines for Vineyard Use

If you want to propagate La Crescent grape vines for your vineyard, then you require a license from the University of Minnesota. This requirement applies if you want to propagate even one vine.

You can become a licensed vineyard today by simply completing a license application form:

  • Vineyard non-distribution agreement – United States
  • Vineyard non-distribution agreement – Canada

License for Propagating La Crescent Grapevines for Sale

If you would like to become licensed to propagate La Crescent grape vines for sale, then please complete a plant material variety license application:

  • Plant material variety license agreement – United States
  • Plant material variety license agreement – Canada

Ordering La Crescent Grape Vines

If you want to order La Crescent grapevines, please contact a licensed nursery. If you are interested in licensing in territories outside of the United States and Canada, please contact BJ Haun.