The Marquette grape is a cold hardy, red wine grape variety with excellent disease resistance. The Marquette grape’s high sugar and moderate acidity make it very manageable in the winery. Finished wines are complex, with attractive ruby color, pronounced tannins, and desirable notes of cherry, berry, black pepper, and spice on both nose and palate.
The La Crescent grape is a very cold hardy grape cultivar that produces a white wine of excellent quality, reminiscent of the cultivar Vignoles. Its relatively high sugar and acidity levels have encouraged winemakers to ferment La Crescent in a sweet or semi-sweet style. La Crescent wines commonly have aromas of apricot, peach, citrus and pineapple and lack strong herbaceous aromas or those associated with V. labrusca. La Crescent vines have tolerated vineyard temperatures as low as -36 F in early February with only minor bud loss.
Petite Pearl wine grape is the newest cold climate red wine grape. It is considered fully hardy. Petite Pearl wine has Syrah like qualities, is deep ruby-red and ages well. Produces complex wines with lots of spice and fruit jam qualities. It has an excellent blending component to add complexity and softness to most northern red wines if desired.
Source: University of Minnesota