Cynthiana Grapes produce a rich, full-bodied red wine with a dry character similar in style to Cabernet Sauvignon but with more spice.
In fact, it has been called 'The Cabernet of the
Excellent resistance to most diseases that affect leaves
and fruit. Vigorous plants bear small, flavorful grapes.
Ripens in late August to early September, makes deeply
Cynthiana grape vines to plant can be tough to find, but
you can sometimes find them by searching on the Henry Fields website: Cynthiana Wine Grape Vines.
Few species of grapes, can make enough natural sugar, in most years, to be made into
a traditional dry wine. Among the two dozen or so grape species native to North America, one has proven to be capable of producing award winning dry wines. That grape is called
'Norton' (scientific name: vitis aestivalis) and it was once a staple of American
winemaking and vineyard planting.
Also known as
‘Cynthiana’ (sin-thee-ana), Norton has shown promise as a wine grape but unlike most grape cultivars, it is difficult to propagate from cuttings. Studies have found that rooting can be improved by treating the cuttings with rooting hormone such as indole-3 butyric acid (IBA).