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Cynthiana Wine Grape
Cynthiana Grape


 
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Cynthiana Wine grape, A gold medal winner year in and year out, made famous in Arkansas and Missouri for it's Cabernet style of wine often called the Cabernet of the Ozarks. Derived from a wild grape possible over 200 years ago , it's fame has spread and now is being grown in most parts of the United States. Cynthiana is it's name in Arkansas but it is called the Norton in the state of Missouri. So disease resistant it can be grown in Pierce infected areas, and hardy enough to be grown up into zone 5. Cynthiana is a true Lambrusco discovered in the wild and planted in commercial vineyards , a true American legend.

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5 of 5 Born and Bred in Richmond Va February 21, 2020
Reviewer: Alex W. from Richmond , VA United States  
Born and bred in Richmond Virginia Norton grapes are one of few native wine Grapes to the United States. In the early 1820's Dr. Daniel Norton created and cultivated this grape near the Siegel Center in Richmond Virginia where the VCU Campus is currently. In 1873 Norton even won a gold medal and was deemed "the best red wine of all the nations" at the Vienna World's Fair. The 20th century prohibition wiped out Norton and pretty much all other wine grapes but in Missouri where it had become a star of the states wine industry Norton survived because of some well hidden and well tended Vines of Bootleggers...or so The Story Goes.
Please enjoy a great wine grape!

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