Updated: Feb 27, 2021
Traminette is a premium dry white table wine made with Traminette grapes with spicy characteristics of honey and florals.
Traminette is another Vinoklet award-winning wine with medals ranging from Bronze in 2008 to Double Gold in 2014 at the Ohio State Wine Competition and a Bronze in 2018 at the Fingerlakes International Wine Competition.
Ohio currently has 340 wineries and hosts the Ohio Wine Competition (OWC) each year [https://oaks.kent.edu/owc], (except 2020). Traminette won Best of show, Double Gold Medal at the OWC in 2014, a Silver Medal 2017, a Bronze Medal 2018, and a Bronze Medal in 2019.
Traminette has also won a Bronze at the Fingerlakes International wine Competition in 2008, a Silver Medal in 2017, and a Bronze in 2018. The Fingerlakes International Wine Competition is one of the largest competitions in the world and in the past has hosted up to 916 wineries, including 50 states, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 26 countries from around the world. While the number of entries can fluctuate from year to year, it remains one of the largest and well-renowned competitions.
Additional Medals include a Bronze, 2 Silver Medals, a Gold, and a Double Gold at the Indy International Wine Competition which boasts as being "The largest scientifically organized and independent wine competition in the United States."
According to Wikipedia "Traminette is a cross of the French American hybrid Joannes Seyve 23.416 and the German Vitis vinifera cultivar Gewürztraminer made by Herb C. Barrett ca. 1965 at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. His intention was to produce a large clustered table grape with the flavor of Gewürztraminer. He sent the cross to the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station grape breeding program at Cornell for development when he departed from Illinois. Traminette was found to have excellent wine quality, combined with good productivity, partial resistance to several fungal diseases, and cold hardiness superior to its acclaimed parent, Gewürztraminer, while retaining a similar character.
Traminette produces solid yields, ranging in studies from 12-22 lbs/vine average.
Traminette wine has been chosen by the Indiana Wine Grape Council as the signature wine of the state. The wine is also produced in some regions of Ohio, the Yadkin Valley AVA of North Carolina, the Finger Lakes AVA of New York, and parts of Virginia, as well as in Southern New England."
This is a very nice wine for those that enjoy dry white wines. This is not a bone dry wine but is a little drier than Tears of Joy.
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