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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

Phoenix

Phoenix Phoenix is a white variety of grape of German origin used for wine. It was created by Dr. Gerhardt Alleweldt (1927-2005) at the Geilweilerhof Institute for Grape Breeding in Siebeldingen in 1964, by crossing the Vitis vinifera variety Bacchus with the hybrid grapeVillard Blanc.
UK Area in production 2015 24.8 Hectares
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Pinot blanc

Pinot blanc Pinot blanc is a white wine grape. It is a point genetic mutation of Pinot noir. Pinot noir is genetically unstable and will occasionally experience a point mutation in which a vine bears all black fruit except for one cane which produces white fruit.
UK Area in production 2015 20.913 Hectares
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Pinot gris

Pinot gris Pinot gris, Pinot grigio or Grauburgunder is a white wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. Thought to be a mutant clone of the Pinot noir variety,
UK Area in production 2015 unknown
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Pinot Meunier

Pinot Meunier Pinot Meunier, pronounced [pi.no mø.nje], also known as Meunier or Schwarzriesling, is a variety of black wine grape most noted for being one of the three main varieties used in the production of Champagne (the other two are the black variety Pinot noir and the white Chardonnay).
UK Area in production 2015 76.65 Hectares
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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir (French: [pino nwaʁ]) is a red wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name may also refer to wines created predominantly from Pinot Noir grapes. The name is derived from the French words for pine and black. The pine alluding to the grape variety having tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped bunches of fruit.
UK Area in production 2015 337.25 Hectares
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Pinot Noir Précoce

Pinot Noir Précoce Pinot Noir Précoce or, as it is called in parts of Germany, Frühburgunder is a dark, blue-black–skinned, variety of grape used for wineand is a form or mutation of Pinot noir, which differs essentially by ripening earlier than normal (thus the use of the descriptive nomination 'précoce'). Whilst sometimes treated as a separate grape variety by ampelographers, there are nevertheless those who consider it is simply an early ripening form of Pinot Noir, and in some cases, Pinot Noir Précoce wines may therefore be found straightforwardly labelled "Pinot noir".
UK Area in production 2015 26.89 Hectares (inc. Frühburgunder)
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Regent

Regent Regent is a dark-skinned inter-specific hybrid grape variety, used for making wine. It has both European (Vitis vinifera) and American vine species in its pedigree and a broad resistance against the most significant fungal diseases which affect grapes, such as downy mildew.
UK Area in production 2015 26.80 Hectares
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Regner

Regner Regner is a white German wine grape variety that is a crossing of the table grape Seidentraube (also known as Luglienga bianca) the Vitis vinifera red grape variety Gamay. T
UK Area in production 2015 3.724 Hectares
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Reichensteiner

Reichensteiner Reichensteiner is a white wine grape that is mainly grown in Germany (106 hectares (260 acres) (2008 fig.)), England (85.38 hectares (211.0 acres) (2010 fig.)), and New Zealand (72 hectares (180 acres) (2009 fig.)). It is a cross between Müller-Thurgau and Madeleine Angevine x Calabreser Froehlich, and was first bred in Germany during 1939.
UK Area in production 2015 72.35 Hectares
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Riesling

Riesling Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet, and sparkling white wines. Riesling wines are usually varietally pure and are seldom oaked.
UK Area in production 2015 2.34 Hectares
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