Traminette is a hybrid grape that was developed by Cornell University’s grape breeding program in the 1960s and 1970s. Its high wine quality, combined with a resistance to disease and cold, has quickly made it a favorite in Virginia vineyards. Like its parent, Gewürztraminer, Traminette has flavors of lychee, complemented by apricot and honey, and can be made into wines with varying amounts of sweetness. Traminette pairs well with rich foods such as roasted meats and Portobello mushrooms, and is especially good with a warm shrimp chowder.
Origin
US (New York)
Species
Interspecific hybrid
Ideal Soil
Loamy, sandy soils.