Pronounced (Mah-reh-shal Fosh)
This cultivar was developed in France from a Riesling-type variety and a North American hybrid. It was originally developed for use in France as a replacement for native varieties that succumbed to the phylloxera blight of the late 1800s. It was named after French Marshal Ferdinand Foch, supreme commander of the allied armies in the latter half of World War I. Also known as Foch, this is an important cultivar in the Midwest and Northeast. It is hardy to around –25°F. Grapes are typically harvested around mid-season. Foch can produce excellent red wines typically with deep purple color and often possessing Burgundian characteristics. These include a light to medium structure and dark berry fruit aromas and flavors
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Wines produced from this grape are available at these wineries.
- Eagles Landing Winery
- Engelbrecht Family Winery
- Park Farm Winery
- Tabor Home Winery
- Winneshiek Wildberry Winery