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Chambourcin is a red French-American hybrid grape that competes for one of the world’s most popular hybrid grape varieties. It is known for its rich color that adds depth to many red blends. It is known as a teinturier grape (from the French word for “dye”) which is known for producing dark juice, rather than clear. Chambourcin is celebrated during the month of November. 



Acres in Missouri:

11.5% - 195.5 acres

Flavors or tasting notes:

The nose will often pick up notes of cherry and a light oak while it will taste earthy on the palate with strong notes of dark cherry.

Taste Profile:

Smooth, medium-bodied wine with soft and subtle tannins

Ideal Serving Temperature:

65°F to cellar temperature

Food pairings:

Pork loin, burgers, short ribs, red sauce, mushrooms, applesauce, strawberries, figs, brie, camembert, walnuts, cobbler, chocolate cake

Recipe ideas:

Wine Can Chicken

Cake Pops

Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Slow-cooker Chambourcin Mushrooms

Chambourcin Wine Reduction Sauce

Chocolate Cupcakes

Cranberry Sauce

Mulled Wine Cheesecake

Wine Finishing Salt

Missouri Red Wine Cheese Dip


 Sweetness Scale:
Chambourcin semi-dry/semi-sweetChambourcin Infographic


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Chardonel is a cross between Seyval Blanc and Chardonnay grapes. The grape was developed at Cornell AgriTech (New York State Agricultural Experiment Station) in 1953 and the varietal was released in 1990. 

It is a late ripening white wine grape that produces a high-quality and full-bodied wine and is distinguished by its superior wine quality combined with high productivity. The grape’s cold hardiness is superior to its acclaimed parent, Chardonnay. This wine can be fermented in oak or stainless-steel barrels. Chardonel is celebrated during the month of April. 



Acres in Missouri:

7.2% - 195.5 acres

Flavors or tasting notes:

Pear, apple, apricot, and oaky if aged in barrels

Taste Profile:

Full-bodied, rich, complex and crisp

Ideal Serving Temperature:


Food pairings:

Creamy white cheeses, grilled chicken and fish, mushrooms, almonds, pasta & cream sauce, vanilla cake, banana bread and apple dishes

Recipe ideas:

One-Skillet Smothered Pork Chops

Cheesy Chardonel Bacon Mac & Cheese Recipe

Butterscotch Blondies with Chardonel

Lemon Butter Seafood Pasta

Moscow Mule with Wine

Chardonel Wine Cocktail Recipe

Apple Cider Sangria

Chardonel Fondue

Stargazer Cocktail


 Sweetness Scale:
ChardonelChardonel Infographic


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