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Grapevines

U.K. Vineyards are now home to over sixty varieties of grapevines. From the Channel Islands to the Outer Hebrides, see who is growing which varieties

Cabernet Cortis

Cabernet Cortis Cabernet Cortis is a dark-skinned grape variety used for wine. It was bred in 1982 by Norbert Becker at the viticultural institute in Freiburg, Germany as part of a programme searching for disease-resistant grape varieties. It received German varietal protection in 2003.
UK Area in production 2015 0.15 Hectares
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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc Cabernet Franc is one of the major black grape varieties worldwide. It is principally grown for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the Bordeaux style, but can also be vinified alone, as in the Loire's Chinon. In addition to being used in blends and produced as a varietal in Canada and the United States, it is made into ice wine in those regions.
UK Area in production 2015 0.52 Hectares
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon (French: [kabɛʁnɛ soviˈɲɔ̃]) is one of the world's most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country among a diverse spectrum of climates from Canada's Okanagan Valley to Lebanon's Beqaa Valley
UK Area in production 2015 0.5587 Hectares
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Cabernet Severnyi

Cabernet Severnyi Specially bred version of Cabernet Sauvignon designed to withstand Russia's harsh winters by incorporating Mongolian genes.
UK Area in production 2015 Unknown
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Carmenere

Carmenere The Carménère grape is a wine grape variety originally planted in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France
UK Area in production 2015 Unknown
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Cereza

Cereza Cereza (Spanish for "cherry") is a white Argentine wine grape variety. Like Gewürztraminer and Pinot gris, Cereza is a pink skinned variety.
UK Area in production 2015 unknown
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Chambourcin

Chbourcin Chambourcin is a French-American interspecific hybrid grape variety used for making wine. Its parentage is uncertain. The hybrid was produced by Joannes Seyve who often used Seibel hybrids produced in the 1860s
UK Area in production 2015 Unknown
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Chardonnay

Chardonnay Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used in the production of white wine. The variety originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France, but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand . It is also used in Italy to produce sparkling wines like Franciacorta for example. For new and developing wine regions, growing Chardonnay is seen as a "rite of passage" and an easy entry into the international wine market.
UK Area in production 2015 353.37 Hectares
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Dolcetto

Dolcetto Grapes Dolcetto [dolˈtʃetto] is a black Italian wine grape variety widely grown in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy.
UK Area in production 2015 unknown
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Dornfelder

Dornfelder Dornfelder is a dark-skinned variety of grape of German origin used for red wine. It was created by August Herold (1902–1973) at the grape breeding institute in Weinsberg in the Württemberg region in 1955.
UK Area in production 2015 20.003 Hectares
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