Cardinal (grape)

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Grape (Vitis)
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Cardinal grape cluster grown in Medjimurje County wine subregion, northern Croatia
Color of berry skin Rose
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called Red cardinal
Origin California

Cardinal is a table grape variety first produced in California in 1939.

The grape is a cross of the Flame Seedless (or Flame Tokay) and Ribier table grapes. In the United States, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Italy, Romania, and Spain the grape is used as a typical table grape for eating and making raisins. In Thailand and Vietnam it is used widely in wine production.[1] It is the main parent of the Blanc du Bois subtropical wine grape.


  1. ^ J. Robinson (ed) "The Oxford Companion to Wine" Third Edition pg 139 Oxford University Press 2006 ISBN 0-19-860990-6