Vinifera

Vinifera

(Merriam Webster): A common European grape (Vitis Vinifera) that is the chief source of Old World wine and table grape varieties. Examples include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Gamay and Cabernet Sauvignon. These are in contrast to non-vinifera varietals such as the native Concord or the many French-American hybrids –Vidal, Baco Noir and the like.

Vinifera