Native to the Niagara Valley in Ontario, Acadie blanc is a white grape variety widely planted in Nova Scotia with some plantations in Quebec and Ontario. It is named in honor of the rich Acadian culture.
Even though it must be protected from extreme cold, this variety is well appreciated by winegrowers. Acadie blanc is easy to grow because it is an upright variety (i.e. the branches of the vines do not fall to the ground and they are therefore more solid, less susceptible to breakage associated with wind), it is not very susceptible to diseases, offers good yields and matures rather quickly.
L’Acadie blanc offers good still and sparkling white wines; dry wines with flavors of peaches, honeydew melon and pineapple.
Origin: L’Acadie Blanc was created in 1953 in Niagara, Ontario, at the Vineland research station. The grape has been revealed to have members of eight different species of Vitis, including Vitis aestivalis, Vitis berlandieri, Vitis cinerea, Vitis labrusca, Vitis lincecumii, Vitis riparia, Vitis rupestris, and Vitis vinifera.