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Norton is an American grape, Vitis aestivalis, found near Richmond, Virginia. A hardy grape with vigorous vines, Norton is Missouri’s official state grape. It produces a rich, full-bodied dry red wine with berry flavors and spicy overtones. Genetically the same, this wine may be bottled as either Norton or Cynthiana.

Sounds like: nore-tuhn (Also known as Cynthiana: sin-thee-ana)

Looks like: dark ink

Smells like: dark berries with light spices

Tastes like: an All-American wine with dark fruit and spicy oak flavors

Feels like: big and bold

Pairs well with: smoked meat, wild game, barbecue, lamb, steak dinner and fireplaces

The Missouri Wine and Grape Board invites you to celebrate January as Norton Month.