Grapes add enormously to wine's infinite variety. Enjoy our free introductions to nearly 700 wine grapes. For nearly a million words on 1,368 of them, check out our multi-award-winning book Wine Grapes.
Red wine grapes
Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics record the cultivation of purple grapes, and history attests to the ancient Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans growing purple grapes for both eating and wine production.