Posted 22 July 2007 - 06:08 AM
Posted 22 July 2007 - 07:52 PM
If it works in your area, I would think it would do OK in Kentucky. I am also interested in finding out how it would do in cold winter areas.
Posted 24 July 2007 - 04:31 PM
I believe Dornfelder is a hybrid of Cab Sav & Merlot grapes, but someone should correct me if I'm wrong.
You might want to post your inquiry in the grape-growing section, because the people there realllllllly know what they are talking about when it comes to what properties a cetain vine carries with it.
As for the taste of the (commercial) wine.... Superb!
I'm trying to get Tim V to make a dornfelder kit, but after 4 years, I think I've given up.
Posted 24 July 2007 - 06:08 PM
Posted 24 July 2007 - 06:15 PM
Check out these links.
http://www.rakgrape....7479b3db83bfc96 says it is a zone 6 vine.
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. It was belived this would insure fertility. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.
da"Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy." Alexander Fleming (1881-1955), the Scottish bacteriologist who discovered Penicillin in 1928.
Posted 27 July 2007 - 07:31 AM
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