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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Day 244 Drink: Buccia Agawam

Buccia Vineyard is located in Conneaut, Ohio, about an hour east of Cleveland. The region along Lake Erie produce a climate that allows vineyards to thrive in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.

Agawam is a rare grape made from a hybrid of the Carter and Black Hamburg. The rustic Buccia Vineyard is the only one that I have found that produces an Agawam varietal. Buccia also operates a bed and breakfast.

Buccia Agawam is a honey orange color with a grape aroma. The wine has a sweet body that features honeysuckle, citrus and mango flavor notes. A fun wine for a casual summer evening.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Be on the lookout for some of the other Rogers' hybrid grapes from the 1850's including:

*Rogers' No. 1 - Goethe
*Rogers' No. 3 - Massasoit
Rogers' No. 4 - Wilder
*Rogers' No. 9 - Lindley
*Rogers' No. 14 - Gaertner
*Rogers' No. 15 - Agawam
Rogers' No. 19 - Merrimac
Rogers' No. 28 - Requa
Rogers' No. 39 - Aminia
Rogers' No. 41 - Essex
*Rogers' No. 43 - Barry
*Rogers' No. 44 - Herbert
Rogers' No. 22/53 - Salem

I grow the ones with a * before them, so I know you can get material to starrt them from.