The red grape variety is an interspecific new variety between Champini x Worden(Concord - open-pollinated). It contains genes from Vitis champinii and Vitis labrusca. The hybrid was crossed in 1893 in the USA by Thomas V. Munson (1843-1913). It is mainly used as rootstock, but also for blended wines. It is grown in small quantities in the south of the USA on the Gulf Coast. In 2016, 1.5 hectares of vines were designated (Kym Anderson).
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