Grüner Veltliner Grape Vine
This high acidity Austrian varietal makes up over a third of the total grape vines planted in Austria. It is best grown in a cooler climate where it has time to ripen late into the harvest season. Grüner Vetliner produces bright, structured and sometimes mineral wines with notes of lemongrass, honey and white pepper. The spiciness this grape can reveal makes it an unexpected and delicious summer wine.
Small quantities of Grüner Vetliner are found in both the Willamette Valley and the Columbia Gorge. Additionally, this grape has been gaining popularity on the East Coast, and is becoming prevalent in the Finger Lakes!
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: Rip Glo
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: Notes of lemongrass, honey, white pepper
Fruit Skin: Green
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