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Every Single Wine Grape Variety Has Its Own Unique Leaf

Wine Grape Varietal Leaves can all be found in resource books, but I wanted my own images. There are many wineries where I’ve worked, prior to becoming a consultant. At each one I learned a different segment of the wine business. While at Kendall-Jackson, I took advantage of Santa Rosa Junior College’s Demonstration Vineyard; which was planted pre-K-J ownership, when the facility was Chateau DeBaun.

What’s interesting to note (I picked this up in my viticulture course), red grapes have a more “maple leaf” shape with notches being very evident. White wine grape leaves are more rounded.

For the most part, you’ll notice this to be true. The leaves follow in alphabetical order, with the name of the cultivar under the leaf. Enjoy!

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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Sauvignon



Chenin Blanc

French Colombard



Johannesburg Riesling




Muscat Blanc


Petite Sirah

Pinot Meunier

Pinot Noir


Sauvignon Blanc






3 Responses to “Every Single Wine Grape Variety Has Its Own Unique Leaf”

  1. Mark.L says:

    Never thought about this before haha! So many leaf to see. Wine grape with their own leaf is so cool . Thank you !

  2. sondra says:

    Fascinating – I will have to look again but have you seen any similarities with leaf shape and where the grape originally came from – the Southern Rhone vs. Italy for example. More stories on the shaping taste. Thanks Jo.

  3. Jo Diaz says:

    What I’ve seen, Sondra, is that the majority of red grape varieties have maple leaf-type notches. The white ones are more round.

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