Foundation Plant Services Banner
UC Davis Logo and link
CAES logo and link
Foundation Plant Services Banner

Grape Variety: Caminante Blanc

Variety Name Caminante Blanc
All Synonyms Walker 09338-016
Countries of Origin United States of America
Species 97% V. vinifera, 1.5% V. arizonica, 1.5% V. rupestris
Breeder Andrew Walker
Institution University of California, Davis
Year Released 2019
Berry Color White
Uses Wine
Comments Pierce's disease resistant winegrape. This white wine grape is 97% V. vinifera and has tested highly resistant to Pierce’s Disease after repeated greenhouse evaluations. Wines have been made from Davis fruit and field trials are underway at Pierce’s Disease hot spots in Ojai and Napa. It has small berries and small compact clusters. It blooms relatively late and ripens mid-season. The vine has medium productivity. UC Davis has made wines from Davis-grown fruit and they have ranked well. Tasting comments include: light straw-gold color, apple-melon, lychee, floral aromas, pineapple, green apple, juicy, harmonious, well-balanced. Technical: This variety was bred by Dr. Andrew Walker and is 62.5 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 12.5% Chardonnay, and 12.5% Carignane.

Caminante Blanc Selections available from FPS

Currently displaying available selections only.
View Historical and Available Selections

Information about:          Selection Numbers     |     Registration Status
  Caminante Blanc 01 (proprietary)
Registration Status Provisional Provisional Status is an important term used in the regulations of the California Department of Food & Agriculture's Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Grapevine selections with Provisional Status have successfully completed all required disease testing, but have not been confirmed as true to variety. Propagation material from Provisional selections qualifies for release subject to the understanding on the part of the customer that the identity has yet to be confirmed.
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner.
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary Patented
Comments This white wine grape is 97% V. vinifera and has tested highly resistant to Pierce’s Disease after repeated greenhouse evaluations.