Also called Cynthiana Grape
The “Cabernet of the Ozarks”! Prior to Prohibition, this once popular variety was a shining star for a native American wine grape. Now these widely adaptable, vigorous vines are once again being grown from the East Coast to California – including the Midwest, where Norton is the state grape of Missouri. Vines yield small to medium clusters of round, firm, blue-black grapes. Best for rich, medium- to full-bodied dry red wines. Similar to, but spicier than, Cabernet Sauvignon. Originates from Virginia and introduced in the 1800s. Ripens in late August to late September. Self-pollinating.