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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

Marquette

Marquette Grape Marquette is an inter-specific hybrid red wine grape variety. It was developed at the University of Minnesota, and is a cross between two other hybrids, MN 1094 and Ravat 262 Marquette was introduced in 2006.
UK Area in production 2015 unknown
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Merlot

Merlot Merlot is a dark blue-colored wine grape variety, that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. The name Merlot is thought to be a diminutive of merle, the French name for the blackbird, probably a reference to the color of the grape. Its softness and "fleshiness", combined with its earlier ripening, makes Merlot a popular grape for blending with the sterner, later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, which tends to be higher in tannin
UK Area in production 2015 1.5587 Hectares
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Michurinets

Michurinets Michurinets is an east European grape of high vigor. a Vitis vinifera and Vitis Amurensis hybrid
UK Area in production 2015 Unknown
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Monarch

Monarch This is a red fungus resistant cross made by the Weinbauinstitut Freiburg.
UK Area in production 2015 unknown
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Müller-Thurgau

MüllerThurgau Müller-Thurgau is a white grape variety (sp. Vitis vinifera) which was created by Hermann Müller from the Swiss Canton of Thurgau in 1882. It is a crossing of Riesling with Madeleine Royale.
UK Area in production 2015 45.94 Hectares
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Muscat

Muscat The Muscat family of grapes include over 200 grape varieties belonging to the Vitis vinifera species that have been used in wine production and as raisin and table grapes around the globe for many centuries. Their colors range from white (such as Muscat Ottonel), to yellow (Moscato Giallo), to pink (Moscato rosa del Trentino) to near black (Muscat Hamburg).
UK Area in production 2015 unknown
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Optima

Optima is a white wine grape that was created by viticulturalist Peter Morio at the Geilweilerhof Institute for Grape Breeding in the Palatinate in 1930.
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Orion

Orion Orion is a white wine grape variety of German origin. 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 Optima with the hybrid grape Villard Blanc.Therefore, Orion is itself a hybrid grape (interspecific crossing) rather than a pure Vitis vinifera.
UK Area in production 2015 9.2746 Hectares
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Ortega

Ortega Ortega is a grape variety used for white wine. It was created in 1948 by Hans Breider at the Bayerischen Landesanstalt für Wein-, Obst- und Gartenbau in Würzburg and was released with varietal protection in 1981. It is a cross between Müller-Thurgau and Siegerrebe. Breider chose to name the variety in honour of the Spanish poet and philosopher José Ortega y Gasset.
UK Area in production 2015 35.48 Hectares
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Perle

Perle Perle is a white German wine grape planted primarily in Franconia. The grape is a crossing of Gewürztraminer and Müller-Thurgau. As a varietal, Perle produces highly aromatic wines
UK Area in production 2015 0.16 Hectares
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