Baco Noir (baa-KO nwahr)

One of the most famous French-American hybrids, created in 1902 by French nurseryman François Baco. To obtain it, Baco crossed folle blanche with grand glabre (a variety belonging to the American species Vitis riparia). Cultivated in Burgundy and the Loire Valley until France officially barred all hybrids from being grown in French vineyards. Baco Noir is now principally found in New York State and Canada.


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