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Varietal Character

You are part of a band of native and French-American crosses that could easily be called the ‘Polar Bear’ gang. You have been bred to be tough and hardy. Many of your parents imprisoned in labs so long, they go by their identification number, rather than a name. You laugh at weaker types that can’t handle the northern Midwest winters. The latest to join your gang is an ambitious young man named Frontenac. He shows potential as your future leader, and has already earned the nickname of ‘heavy producer’. Don’t worry that some of his family have been linked to the prissy vinifera clan from more hospitable climes, for his old man was a hardened character, known only by his prison number of Landot 4511.

Appellations Growing Swenson Grapes

Appellations producing the most Swenson wines:

Swenson Grape Details

Swensen and University of Minnesota Grapes (Bluebell, Edelweiss, Frontenac, La Crescent, LaCrosse, Louise Swenson, Prairie Star, St. Croix, St. Pepin, Swenson Red)