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Juices are:

  • Settled for clarity
  • Held at 35 degrees Fahrenheit in enclosed containers for freshness
  • Normally sulfited for freshness; Reds: 40 ppm Whites: 60 ppm
  • Red grape skins are available (fresh and/or frozen per request) to make full bodied, deep colored wine (See order form)

Presently we have 14 varietals including Vinifera, French Hybrids and Experimental Varieties and several carefully selected blends of juice. Our carefully maintained vines and constant monitoring for quality insure a great start for your winemaking efforts. The grapes and juice at Vigna del Monte are fresh so our availability is only in the fall when we harvest. We provide grapes and juice for the home winemaker in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York region.

WHITE WINES

 

CAYUGA

A versatile grape which can produce a soft, sweet, young wine with a fruity aroma or a dry aged wine.

VIGNOLES

Produces a distinctive wine with intense fruit and citrus overtones. Normally vinified as a sweet wine or blended to balance high acidity.

SEYVAL

Produces a soft, well-balanced, slightly perfumed dry or slightly sweet wine with Vinifera character.

VIDAL

Produces a dry wine, very similar to Trebbiano. Some feel that it is at its best as a slightly sweet wine in the style of Rhine wines.

CHARDONNAY

The traditional grape of the French Burgundy region. Grapes from our vineyard do best as a light, fruity Chablis style.

CHARDONNEL

This variety is a cross between Seyval and Chardonnay and has many of the best features of both. As a dry wine it measures up to a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

MUSCAT

A blend of two high quality Muscat varieties Valvin (NY62) and NY76

TRAMINETTE

Produces a spicy wine characteristic of the Gewurztraminer. Most enjoy it slightly sweetened.

KERNER

A vinifera sister of Riesling, grown along the Rhine and Mosel.

 

RED WINES

 

CABERNET FRANC

A Vinifera grown in Bordeaux and Loire Valley regions. It produces a high quality aromatic wine, softer than Cabernet Sauvignon.

CHAMBOURCIN

Recognized as one of the finest Eastern red varieties, it makes, rich, red, full bodied distinctive red wine.

 

 

DeCHAUNAC

Produces a well aging wine with complex berry like flavors and deep color.

NORIET

A new hybrid out of the Geneva Breeding Program. It produces a full-bodied wine with moderate tannins and low acids. Noriet has received high ratings although sugars are relatively low.

LEMBERER

A vinifera grown in France, Germany, and Hungary with excellent potential for our area. The local winery Vynecrest produces it if you wish to try it. It needs at least one year in the bottle to reach its potential. It is sometimes vinified like a Beaujolais.

 

BLENDS

 

WHITE

A blend of Chambourcin and Noriet with peppery overtones from the Noriet. Noriet also helps lower the acid level.

RED

A blend of DeChaunac and Chambourcin

ROSE

A combination of red and white varieties

MERITAGE

A blend of Chambourcin, Lemberger, Noiret and a little Viognier.


If you need additional information, please write to us using our contact form.

Vigna del Monte
220 Browns Drive     Easton, Pennsylvania 18042
610 258-1046      
e-mail vignadelmonte@yahoo.com

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