Gamay Noir Grape Vine
A wonderful and versatile cool climate wine grape, Gamay Noir is similar to Pinot Noir but easier to grow and with a more earthy character and rich aromatics! Historically grown in Beaujolais and the Loire Valley, Gamay Noir has become quite the popular grape in cool climate wine regions around the world including our own Willamette Valley. Blends well with Pinot Noir and other light bodied reds but can also stand on its own as a vibrant, acidic and aromatic wine! Grafted onto 101-14 rootstock.
Latin Name: Vitis vinifera
Site and Soil: Grapes like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil. Grapes are drought resistant once they are established.
Rootstock Description: 101-14
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 10° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in width on fence, trellis, or other support.
Taste: Rich, aromatic, acidic
Fruit Skin: Purple
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: Late September
Yield: 10-15 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Repel birds with flash tape or cover plants with bird netting.
USDA Zone: 7-9