One of the approximately 30 American species or Wild vines with full botanical name Vitis vulpina L.. It was first described in 1753 by the Swedish naturalist Carl von Linné (1707-1778). The name "vulpina" means "vixen", which refers to the Foxton or strawberry clay. Trivial synonyms are vixen grape (vixen grape), winter grape or frost grape (due to frost hardiness) and scented vine. A botanical synonym or old name is Vitis cordifolia. Together with the two species Vitis palmata and Vitis monticola the Cordifoliae group is formed. The vine comes in Canada (Ontario), as well as in many states in the eastern half of the United States in front. It thrives on river banks and floodplains on sandy-gravelly soils in sunny and cool locations and can climb 15 to 20 meters high with its fox-red tendrils.
The grapes with dark blue berries are uncommon loose-, The fruits are very sour and only sweet and edible after exposure to frost. They produce a light red wine with mild tannins, high acidity and light Foxton, The wine pioneer Philip Mazzei (1730-1816) was a neighbor of US President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) in Virginia and, like him, carried out experiments with local vines. Mazzei produced wine in "colonial style" from Vitis vulpina. In a letter to the French Minister of State in 1783, Jefferson remarked on this wine: I prefer the wine from Vitis cordifolia. This is a true "spaghetti red" complimenting any acidic food . The vine is sometimes called table grape or Zierrebe used. See also under American vines and Vines systematics,