Petite Pearl is a cold-hardy, red wine, hybrid grape that was developed by Tom Plocher of Bevans Creek Vineyard and Nursery. It was first introduced in 2010, and Old Folsom Vineyard planted the grape for the first time in 2014, making us one of the earlier growers of this cultivar.
Petite Pearl has survived after temperatures as low as -32° F. It is highly disease resistant to powdery mildew, downey mildew, black rot, and bunch rot. Its clusters are compact with small berries.
Low acid levels make Petite Pearl ideal for a standalone red varietal wine or a valuable blending component. The wine has a dark red garnet color. It shows complexity in aroma and flavor, tasting of ripe fruit with soft mid-mouth tannins.