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New Cornell variety raises grape expectations for NYS wine

March 29, 2023

Introducing Aravelle – a new white wine grape that was 42 years in the making.

Renowned Cornell grape breeder Bruce Reisch made the hybrid by crossing Cayuga white and riesling grapes in 1981, at the start of his career. Now, 14 grape varieties later and with retirement looming this year, Reisch announced Aravelle’s release at the B.E.V. (Business, Enology and Viticulture) NY 2023 conference in Syracuse on March 28.

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By Krishna Ramanujan, Cornell Chronicle

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