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Appellations Growing Unidentified Varieties Grapes
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Unidentified Varieties Grape Details
The grape vine's history in the Americas is long and sorted. Indigenous species and varieties have evolved with the natural ecologies of the continent for millennia. With the arrival of the first Europeans came new species and varieties of vines. For the first time native and foreign varieties shared the same habitat and with cross-pollination natural hybrids began to emerge out of colonist's vineyards. The cultivar catalogue was expanded further with man-made hybrids. Centuries of such genetic intermingling has lead to an unparalleled viticultural diversity which includes the occasional vine that has been established in a vineyard for generations and whose origins are only know through family lore and tradition. Until researches conduct DNA analysis of such "unidentified varieties", they remain America’s mystery grapes.