- (U of MN) Marquette is a promising new red wine variety from the U of M that combines high levels of cold hardiness and
disease resistance with excellent wine quality. Marquette has withstood temperatures as low as -36 degrees F without serious
injury. Resistance to common grape diseases (downy mildew, powdery mildew, and black rot), has been excellent and the vine
requires only a minimal spray program. The open and orderly growth habit of Marquette is considered highly desirable.
Yields have averaged 5.46 Kg/vine or 3.6 tons/acre. Tasters have noted an attractive deep red color, desirable aromas of cherry,
black pepper, spice, and berry, and substantial tannin structure rarely found in hybrid wines.