Marquette

a grape made for Indiana

 
marquette

Color: Red. Recommended wine styles: dry or rosé.

Marquette is rapidly becoming the most popular northern red grape variety. Typically maturing with high sugar content and moderate acidity, Marquette can produce complex wines with attractive ruby color and pronounced tannins, often with notes of cherry, berry, black pepper, and spice. Contact us for 2017 purchasing information. 


Traminette

hallo alte Freunde

 

Color: White. Recommended wine styles: dry, off dry.

traminette

Traminette is a Gewürztraminer hybrid that produces excellent wines similar to Gewürztraminer but with much more winter hardiness. Traminette is distinguished by its superior wine quality combined with good productivity. Wines are distinctive and spicy and may be finished dry or semi-dry. Contact us for 2017 purchasing information. 


Steuben

Wendy's favorite

 
steuben

Color: White. Recommended wine styles: sweet, off dry.

Steuben produces medium to large, compact clusters of medium-sized, spherical slipskin berries with a spicy tang. Steuben can produce an aromatic white, blush, or rosé wine. Contact us for 2017 purchasing information. 


Crimson Cabernet

West meets Midwest

 
crimson cabernet

Ready for harvest in 2018.

The best of California wines right here in the Midwest. A relative newbie on the scene, Crimson Cabernet has a medium body and flavors of cherry and blackberry that linger on the palate. The wine is a dark crimson color and has the body and middle pallet that Norton (its parent) noticeably lacks but for which California Cabernet is so renowned. It also is reminiscent of Merlot. 


Briana

can't wait to meet her

 
briana

Ready for harvest in 2018.

Brianna produces light, semi-sweet table wines with grapefruit, tropical, and floral characteristics, with a pronounced pineapple nose and flavor when fully ripe.


Petite Pearl

anything but petite

 

 
petite pearl

Ready for harvest in 2018.

Early wines have been very complex with lots of spice, attractive earthy aromas and jammy fruit. Substantial tannins for a fully hardy grape and a long finish. This may be an excellent blending component to add complexity and softness to most northern red wines. Can also stand on its own.

 


Test Plot

measure twice, plant once

 

In the test plot at Dulcius Vineyards, there are four other varieties (plus additional Marquette vines). These varieties include: Canadice, Captivator, Cayuga White, Chancellor, Concord, Elvira, Frontenac, Himrod, Mars, Niagara, Noriet, Summerset, Vanessa, and Vincent. The test plot was conceived to offer a space for trial varieties, to determine if the vines could handle Indiana winters, and for experimenting with hybrids. If you are interested in experimenting yourself with small batch wines or want to try something new,  contact us for information on 2017 availability and to purchase these varieties.