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Gamay Noir is a red vinifera hybrid of Pinot Noir and an ancient white variety Gouais (Goo-wah). Gouais is a central European variety that was probably introduced to northeastern France by the Romans (University of California).

We have taken our first 2 crops from our Gamay Noir (2010-2011) and have had winners reported already!  

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We planted Gamay Noir to replace the Cabernet Sauvignon block, which we lost in the 2004-2005 winter disaster.    This wine can be made in a serious dry style with or without oak and is ready to drink young.  It offers the vinifera winemaker a mid range priced variety. 


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