Over the past ten years the Troutmans have experimented with many varieties of wine grapes in the vineyard. Some varieties have proven more adapted to the location than others. Years of experience have demonstrated that high quality wine grapes can be consistently produced in Wayne County. Here is some of what we grow....
White French hybrid that is widely planted in the Midwest. Productive and easy to grow. This variety can be used for still, sparkling, and ice wine.
European red hybrid originally bred in Germany, now found throughout eastern Europe. Ripens earlier than Cabernet or Chambourcin. Large tight clusters, as winter hardy as Cab, and the buds are extremely fruitful.
European red widely grown in Bordeaux. Winter hardy and productive, but requires thinning and careful canopy management to achieve ripeness. Made as a varietal wine only in the vintage years.
White French hybrid that is gaining popularity throughout the Midwest. Produces a fruity white wine that we find is great for blending or on some occasions as a varietal. Shares some characteristics with its parent Gewurztraminer.