You landed on the Ellis Island pier,
a French immigrant with working class
parents. But you weren't going to get
lost in the crowd like the others. Your
personality shone like a ray of light,
and you have been willing to do just
about any act to keep yourself noticed
on the "off-Broadway" viticultural scene.
Appellations Growing Aurore Grapes
Appellations producing the most Aurore wines:
Aurore Grape Details
Aurore (aka. Aurora, Siebel 5279)
A 19th century French hybrid, Aurore was created by Albert Seibel and named after the Roman goddess of dawn. At one time, Aurore was the most widely planted non-labrusca grape in New York State. In recent years, its acreage has been in constant decline, as producers have replaced it with other French/American hybrids and Vitis vinifera varieties. Aurore is used for a range of white wine styles including dry, off-dry and sparkling. This grape's early ripening tendency will be its saving grace, as it attempts to hold on to acreage in some climatically challenged states.