Along with Chambourcin, Niagara and Frontenac, Possland Vineyard (Palmyra, IL) is now home to a new hybrid grapevine named Marquette.
With favorable weather conditions, vineyard owner, Larry Fairfield, planted the vines last week (April 24th)
Trellis and grow tubes have been installed and should see new growth from tubes in a few weeks.
Marquette is rapidly becoming the most popular northern red grape variety. Typically maturing with high sugar content and moderate acidity, Marquette can produce complex wines with attractive ruby color and pronounced tannins, often with notes of cherry, berry, black pepper, and spice.