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Eldchrist Winery Vineyard

Our First Vines are Planted!

Eldchrist Winery is committed to providing a full winery experience for the people of Union and Madison Counties in Ohio.  Our first acre of grape vines includes 6 strategically selected grape varieties.

Varieties Planted

Vinifera is the name of grape varieties of European origin.

Gruener Veltliner
     Gruener Veltliner is pronounced GROO-ner VELT-lie-ner.  You can also call it by it's nickname, "Groovy".  It is a white wine grape from Austria.   It's reputation is growing on the world stage.

Cabernet Franc
     Cabernet Franc is the parent grape of Cabernet Sauvignon.  It makes a fantastic red wine in its own right.  It generally grows in a cooler climate than Cabernet Sauvignon.

New York Hybrids 
Cornell University in New York is focused on developing new grape varieties that are suited for our particular climate.

     Traminette is a white wine grape.  It is similar to a tart Riesling or a Gewurtraminer.

New York 95.0301.01
     Red wine grape with high disease resistance and potential to produce red wines of good quality.  Nicknamed "No Spray Red."

Minnesota Hybrids 
University of Minnesota is developing grape varieties that can withstand the extreme cold winters and short growing season.  These hardy vines should have no trouble surviving our climate.

La Crescent
     La Crescent is a white wine grape.  It produces a wine with distinctive Pear flavors.

     This red wine grape is a cousin of Pinot Noir.