Grape House Vineyards (of Colbert WA.)has been experimenting with a grape varietal called Léon Millot, a red varietal of hybrid grape used for wine. It was created in 1911 in the Oberlin Institute in Colmar, Alsace by the French viticulturist Eugène Kuhlmann (1858-1932) by crossing the hybrid grape Millardet et Grasset 101-14 O.P. (which is Vitis riparia × Vitis rupestris) with Goldriesling, which is Vitis vinifera. The varietal was named after the winemaker and tree nursery owner Léon Millot.
Léon Millot ripens early, and has high resistance against fungal diseases. It is therefore suited for cultivation in colder climates. It gives powerful wine with some foxy aromas.
We have been very successful, this is our 4th year and are ready to sell our grapes this year. Eventually we will become a winery but for us... one step at a time...we did not have any issues with the weather which is a statement for this particular varietal of grape....makes a wonderful wine and or the best grape juice on the market...harvesting will start on the 15th of September until they are all gone. Classes available from starting your own vineyard to the making of a fine wine. go to:)www.grapehousevineyards.com / or call 509-276-3800