One of about 30 American species or Wild vines with complete botanical name Vitis riparia Michx. It was first introduced by the French botanist André Michaux (1746-1802) in 1802 and cataloged, which is immortalized in the botanical name for this reason. Together with the two species Vitis acerifolia and Vitis rupestris she forms the group Ripariae. Trivial synonyms include Bermuda Wine, Fragrant Vine, Frost Grape , Riverbank Grape, Shore Vine, Vid Americana and Videira Americana. Vitis riparia is the most widespread wild vines in North America of all Vitis species and is found mainly in the south Canada, as well as in the vast majority of US states except the southernmost.
As a vigorous and tree-climbing liana, it thrives very well in cooler areas on moist alluvial soils on wooded river banks, on river islands, in canyons and is therefore also referred to as the Uferrebe or Flussrebe . The merits of the species are a relatively short one growth cycle, height Frost resistance (to incredible minus 50 °), very good resistance against the real and fake mildew, as well as (but not in full) against the phylloxera, A disadvantage is the low Kalkverträglichkeit. Crosses with the species Vitis berlandieri gave numerous, quite successful documents,
Vitis riparia vines were found in the underbred Riparia Gloire de Montpellier (one of the very first reblausfesten records ever) and in the famous Kober 5 BB, which became one of the first documents worldwide. New varieties with Vitis riparia genes are the varieties Baco Blanc. Baco Noir. beta. Cascade. Castor. chelois. Clinton. Elvira. Frontenac. L'Acadie Blanc. Landot Noir. Léon Millot. Missouri Riesling. Maréchal Foch. Noah. Othello. Saphira. Siegfriedrebe, See also below American vines and Vines systematics,