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Cold Hardy Marquette Grape Variety

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Marquette grape plant

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Cold Hardy, Award-winning Marquette Grape Variety for Winemaking

The Marquette grape is a cold hardy, red wine grape variety with excellent disease resistance. The Marquette grape’s high sugar and moderate acidity make it very manageable in the winery. Finished wines are complex, with attractive ruby color, pronounced tannins, and desirable notes of cherry, berry, black pepper, and spice on both nose and palate. As a red wine, Marquette represents a new standard in cold hardy viticulture and enology. Introduced in 2006, Marquette grapes are in high demand and short supply. Shelburn Vineyard’s 2010 Marquette wine won “Best of Show” red wine at the International Cold Climate Wine Competition held in Minnesota. For more information please visit the University of Minnesota’s Cold Hardy Grapes.

Propagating Marquette Grape Vines for Vineyard Use

If you want to propagate Marquette 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

Propagating Marquette Grapevines for Sale

If you would like to become licensed to propagate Marquette grapevines 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 Marquette Grapevines

If you want to order Marquette 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.