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To Kalon

There is a Californian vineyard and an American grape variety with this designation. To Kalon means "the beautiful" in ancient Greek.


The historic vineyard in Napa Valley (California) in the AVA area of Oakville was planted in 1868 by Californian winemaking pioneer Hamilton Crabb. It is part of the estate of Beckstoffer Vienyards, which was bought by Beaulieu Vineyard in 1993. In 2007, the property was granted a legally protected status that forbids non-agricultural use forever. The vineyards cover 83 acres (33 hectares), planted with the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc varieties.

Grape variety

The white grape variety comes from the USA. Synonyms are Beautiful, Carter, Spofford Seedling and Wyman. It is an open flowered seedling of the Catawba variety. There are genes from Vitis labrusca and Vitis vinifera present. The hybrid was selected by the private breeder Spofford. The red berry variety is used as a wine press and table grape. In 2010 no stocks were reported (Kym Anderson).

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