Norton / Cynthiana Grape

Missouri State Grape

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Norton grapes

Norton grapes; photo by Lindsey the Great on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Norton / Cynthiana Grape

Missouri designated Norton / Cynthiana grape (Vitis aestivalis) as the official state grape in 2003.  Norton/Cynthiana grapes have been around since the 1830's and are most likely North America’s oldest grape still being grown! They are prized by Missouri vintners for their hardiness and intense flavor which makes lush, dry, premium red wines of world-class quality and distinction.

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Norton grapes growing in Missouri; photo by Don Kasak on Flickr (use permitted with attribution)

Norton grapes growing in Missouri

Norton grapes growing at Chaumette Winery in Missouri; photo by Don Kasak on Flickr (use permitted with attribution)

Norton grapes in Missouri