Price Group C

1 - 24 total vines $8.25/vine
25 - 49 total vines $7.50/vine
1-X Grade, 50+ total vines $3.05/vine
1-1 Grade, 50+ total vines $2.80/vine
NY State = $0.25/vine
Out of State = $0.25/vine


Frontenac is an extremely cold hardy, red wine grape. It has been used to produce dry red wine, rose', and port. The deep colored wines have cherry, blackberry, black currant and plum notes that pair well with hearty foods such as duck, pheasant, lamb, beef, pasta dishes made with tomato and eggplant; also with flavor ingredients such as: pepper, mushrooms, black olives, and herbs (mint, thyme, rosemary). Frontenac produces grapes with high sugar and high acidity, so acid reducing techniques are often used by the winemaker.

General Information:

Color: Blue, Black
Primary Use: Wine
USDA Winter Hardiness: 3
Harvest Season: Late Season
Growth Habit: Semi Trailing
Vigor: Very Vigorous
Sugg. Distance Between Vines: 8 ft.
Bud Break: a few (2-3) days earlier that Concord
Bloom Date: a few (2-3) days earlier that Concord
Sulfur Injury: None Observed

Disease Susceptibility:

Black Rot: moderately susceptible or sensitive
Downy Mildew: slightly susceptible or sensitive
Powdery Mildew: moderately susceptible or sensitive
Botrytis: slightly susceptible or sensitive
Sulfur Sensitivity: slightly susceptible or sensitive

Recommended Training System:

Top Wire Cordon