Louise Swenson

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Wine grape vines

Hardy hybrid vines

Red wine variety

This section describes a few of the main wine varieties grown in Quebec. Our harsh climate led local wine growers to search out new vine varieties and introduce interesting new flavours to wine lovers. Why not them a try?

Louis Swenson

The result of a cross between ES 2-3-17 and kay gray. May be the best white wine variety from hybridizer Elmer Swenson of Mennesota. High bud fertily. Between short nodes and late bud break. Reliable harvest quality and quantity Ripens a bit earlier than Seyval. Criticized for being slow to settle in and low vigout. Thrives only in fertile soil. Hardy to -36 °C. Delicate, floral wine, delicious unadulterated, but even better. When blended with fuller-bodied wine, such as Delisle or Prairie Star.