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What kinds of grapes grow here?

The majority of grapes grown in the region are Concords, a Vitis labrusca species predominantly used in producing grape juice, jams and jellies. Niagara, a white V. labrusca variety, is also widely grown. Wine grapes planted in the region include V. vinifera white varieties like Chardonnay and Riesling and hybrid varieties like Vidal and Vignoles. Red varieties include Blaufrankisch (Lemberger), Cabernet Franc and hybrid varieties like Noiret and Chambourcin.

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