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Varietal Character


Dear Miss Chardonel, your voice and looks are similar to your famous mother, albeit your song isn’t as polished and your body is a tad leaner. You sing contently and in perfect tune for your fans in the Mid-West and Mid-Atlantic states, playing those venues where mummy Chardonnay found the environment rather unsuitable for her stature and celebrity.

Appellations Growing Chardonel Grapes

Appellations producing the most Chardonel wines:

Chardonel Grape Details


Chardonel was developed in New York State, to be a late-ripening, highly-productive, cold-climate varietal. A cross of Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc, Chardonel is proving its value in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest states. Given much of the same treatment as Chardonnay, it adapts well to barrel fermention, and controlled lees contact. The result is often a full-bodied dry wine, high in alcohol and acidity, with a similar, if less pronounced character than Chardonnay.

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Blue Book Taste Profiles for Chardonel from the following Appellations:

Best-of-Appellation Wine List

See the Chardonel wines that have been advanced to Best-of-Appellation™ standing for their respective regions.

Featured Chardonel

Crown Valley Winery 2004 Rose (Ozark Mountain)
This wonderful wine is a very fresh and fruity blend of Chardonel, Grenache and Chambourcin.
buy wine $14.00
Montelle Winery 2006 Chardonel (Augusta)

buy wine $13.42

Latest Chardonel Recommendations (Reviews)