Little is known about the exact parentage of Chambourcin. It was a hybrid developed by Joannes Seibel in the Loire Valley of France, based on a number of undetermined Native American species and Seibel hybrids. Released in the early 1960s, plantings increased steadily in the cool coastal Nantes region of the western Loire Valley in France.

Although no longer a recommended varietal under French wine law, it is still widely grown in the Nantes, a region dominated by pale white wines. Today there are over 9,000 acres planted in the Loire, made into both rosés; and red table wine. It is not surprising that this high-yielding, cold hardy cultivar has made its way across the pond to the cooler-climate areas of North America. It has been planted in America since the 1970s, where it is found mostly in the northeast and midwest, as well as in Canada. Chambourcin also maintains a presence in Australia, notably in the humid conditions of the Hunter Valley. It is extremely vigorous and disease-resistant.

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  • Bellview Winery Chambourcin 2012


    Two days ago I was writing a message to my favourite superfast gentleman ... ... ... wines from ACP AVA is Chambourcin, sometimes called here Chamby.Chambourcin is a hybrid, developed in France in 1950s by Joannes Seyve. Its one of the most popular hybrids in France, planted mainly in the Loire and Nantes regions. It has some common feature... Read More

    Wine review by Nana Marie

  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the ... franc, cabernet sauvignon, chambourcin, chardonnay, grüner veltliner, merlot, moscato, pinot grigio, riesling, traminette, viognier, a recioto-style wine called Lacrima Dolce, as well as the endearing Ameritage. Va La Vineyards is the dream of winemaker and vint... Read More

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  • We are growing both the Corot Noir and the Noiret in Eastern Tennessee. We have ... we are blending them with Chambourci Read More

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  • Bully Hill St Croix Special Reserve 2011


    Tastes like mostly Chambourcin, sour. Very dry, thin, only sour cherries on the finish. Not terrible but you're better off with a $5.99 merlot than this if you want a dry red. Read More

    Wine review by 695661joebernardinoATyahoo 695661 joebernardinoATyahoo

  • 5 Year Anniversary Red Blend


    Many things can affect your opinion when experiencing a wine for the first ... ... Red is a blend of Norton, Chambourcin, and Cabernet Sauvignon all locally grown in Augusta, Missouri. In the glass, deep ruby red in color with a purplish hue. An intoxicating nose of chocolate, toffee, and ripe black cherry. Full bodied with teasing, yet gracef... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash

  • Mark, glad you found a winner in the back of the cellar competition, I ... ... post on a 2003 Illinois zin-chambourcin that I used as a drain cleaner).RBA, like VA, we NC'ers also have plenty of misses (in NC there's more misses than hits) when it comes to local wineries, although both states have come a really long way wrt wine quality in jus... Read More

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  • Veritas Red Star NV


    Alcoholic fruit punch. Zero complexity, no thought required. Truly international style wine for the masses -- but I don't go to small craft wineries for this. You can get it at the supermarket for a lower price. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Veritas Claret 2013


    Not sure how they get away with calling it a Bordeaux-style blend when there's ... there's a hefty portion of Chambourcin in the mix... Very young, very oaky -- lots of berries and chocolate, but still lacks powe Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Made a quick jaunt out to Bucks County wine country here on the east side of ... ... to take one home, a 2013 Chambourcin Reserve. Vintage declared, Pennsylvanian grapes, and an interesting variety I've never tried.&nbs Read More

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  • Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery Chambourcin 2005


    I bought this wine up in Carlisle PA back before Christmas. Most of the PA wines I've tasted have come over too sweet, so I had high hopes of this one being different. Unfortunately, it was *very* different, and not in a way I liked. I prefer my wines dry, but salty? Salty is not a flavour I'm expecting in wine, and last I checked this wasn't... Read More

    Wine review by angldst

  • Frontenac Point in NYS makes a palet pleasing Chambourcin dry, red varietal as well as a rose from free-run juice of Chambourcin.

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  • Stonehurst '98 Chambourcin... For those who believe Chambourcin doesn't age, I just opened a '98 bottle of Stonehurst from the Hunter, Australia, and it was damn magnificient. The structure is still firm enough to last another few years in the cellar, the nose has shifted to a space inseparable from Hunter shiraz, and the dark berry fruit is st...

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