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Grape Variety: Mission

Variety Name Mission
TTB Approved Name(s) Mission
Common Synonyms Criolla Chica, Listán Prieto
All Synonyms California, Creole Petite, Criolla Chica, El Paso, Hariri, Listán Prieto, Misión, Mission's Grape, Moscatel negro, Negra Corriente, País, Rosa del Perú, Uva del País, Uva negra vino, Uva País, Viña blanca, Viña negra
Countries of Origin Spain
Species Vitis vinifera
References
Berry Color Black
Uses Wine
Comments The Mission grape was first introduced to the New World by Franciscan and Jesuit friars between 1520 and 1540. The grapes were planted in mission vineyards and spread with the establishment of new missions. The Mission variety was introduced to California in 1778 and was the principal wine grape in the state until about 1870. In 2007, DNA analysis demonstrated that the grape known in California as Mission was the same grape as Listán Prieto, an ancient Spanish variety now restricted to the Canary Islands in Europe (see reference 48).

Mission PhotosClick photo to enlarge

                                   

Mission Selections

Information about:          Selection Numbers     |     Registration Status
  Mission 02
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source California vineyard
Treatments None
Comments This selection came to Davis from a California vineyard in Woodbridge, California, around 1959.

  Mission 06
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Vineyard in Calaveras County
Treatments None
Comments This selection came to Davis from a vineyard in Calaveras County, California, around 1964.

  Mission 07
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Port Orford, California
Treatments None
Comments This selection came to Davis from a vineyard in Port Orford, California, around 1963.

  Mission 08
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Port Orford, California
Treatments None
Comments This selection came to Davis from a vineyard in Port Orford, California, around 1964.

  Mission 09 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Mission FPS 02
Treatments Heat treatment 66 days
  Mission 11 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Jackson, California
Treatments None
Comments This selection came to FPS from the vineyard at the former University of California Experiment Station in Jackson, California in 1963.

  Mission 12 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source California vineyard around 1965
Treatments None
  Mission 13 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Jackson, California
Treatments None
Comments This selection came to FPS from the vineyard at the former University of California Experiment Station in Jackson, California, in 1966.

  Mission 17 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Very old vineyard in Santa Barbara County
Treatments None
Comments This historically significant selection was donated to the public grapevine collection at Foundation Plant Services, UC Davis, in 2013 by Deborah Hall, winemaker and owner of Gypsy Canyon Winery in the Santa Rita Hills, California. In 1999, Ms. Hall discovered this selection growing in an old vineyard in Santa Barbara County. The Mission vines were reportedly planted around 1887. Since 1999, Gypsy Canyon has donated cuttings from the old Mission vines to various California missions to restore the mission vineyards. The collection at Mission San Luis Rey is the largest of those restored collections. The material successfully completed testing at FPS and qualified for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program in 2015. See also, Mission FPS 17.1.