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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Never thought about this before haha! So many leaf to see. Wine grape with their own leaf is so cool . Thank you !
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.
What I’ve seen, Sondra, is that the majority of red grape varieties have maple leaf-type notches. The white ones are more round.
It would be useful to see the back of the leaf as well as some varieties have lighter colored or fuzzy backs which distinguish them from varieties with a similar form.
You’re right, Jaytrenchard. I’ll have to gather and shoot again.