Grape Nobility

Did you know that there are more than 10,000 grape varieties that have been used to make wine around the world? Of these grapes, only a few stand out as ones that are relied on to produce what most consider to be the best and most delicious wines that you enjoy at the table. These varietals have been bestowed the title of “Noble Grapes” and have made people fall in love with wine for millenia.

It is often debated which grapes are worthy of the royal title; some say six, some seven, and some even say there are eighteen. However, all agree that Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon have earned the title.

Of these six, five originated in France and one in Germany (you guessed it – Riesling). These international varieties grow abundantly and consistently well in the major winemaking regions. They have widespread appeal and embody the complete range of flavors and aromas. Whether it’s a crisp and light Sauvignon Blanc, or robust and sumptuous Cabernet Sauvignon that you crave, you can find them all at Uva, as well as many of the lesser known grapes that you can explore.

Uva is hosting a series of Noble Grapes Wine Tasting events throughout the year. The first one (Sauvignon Blanc) sold out quickly, but we hope you will mark your calendars and join us for the other tastings in 2020.

  • January 22, 2020 – Pinot Noir
  • February 26, 2020 – Merlot
  • March 25, 2020 – Cabernet Sauvignon
  • April 29, 2020 – Riesling
  • May 20, 2020 – Chardonnay

See you at the bar!