Vineyard

Nature’s Candy, Fresh From the Vine

The Kimmel Vineyard soil is rich and fertile — ideal grape growing conditions by any winemakers standards considering it’s only one of two places in existence with this unique geology.

bunch of chambourcin grapes
Chambourcin
Harvest:
Late August – September

A French-American hybrid grape, this variety is of unknown parentage and can produce wines of a light-to-medium body with the fruity aromas of cherry paired with earthy, spicy complexities.

DeChaunac grapes
DeChaunac
Harvest:
Late August – September

This is a reliable and productive red French-American hybrid grape widely grown in Hudson Valley. Wines produced from De Chaunac can be deeply inky in color despite its surprisingly light-to-medium body.

Edelweiss grapes
Edelweiss
Harvest:
Late August – September

Developed by Elmer Swenson, Edelweiss is a very winter-hardy grape. The clusters are large and rather loose. Early picking is essential for making a wine, and the flavors contain hints of tropical fruit with a clean, crisp and light caramel finish.

bunch of frontenac grapes
Frontenac
Harvest:
Late August – September

This grape variety was the first release of Minnesota’s new line of cold, hardy hybrids. It has become a standard Nebraska wine grape proven to be reliable. Frontenac grapes produce sound varietal wines as well as some outstanding ports.

bunch of lacrosse grapes
Lacrosse
Harvest:
Late August – September

Lacrosse grapes produce aromatic pear and apricot notes that extend slightly Muscat, citrus and floral. These grapes are proven to make a great varietal wine or blend well with others to add a fuller body and smooth finish.

bunch of vignoles grapes
Vignoles
Harvest:
Late August – September

One of the most versatile white grapes in Nebraska, Vignoles is used to produce wines ranging from dry to sweet and is considered a late-harvest dessert wine. Its luscious floral aroma and fruity flavors of citrus, pineapple and apricot parallel that of a German Riesling.