About PIWI Grapes
PIWI Grape Varieties
Swiss PIWI Grape Varieties
Canadian Blattner Varieties
Yes, some Blattner PIWI varieties are grown in British Columbia, including Petite Milo, Epicure, Cabernet Foch, Amiel, La Belle, Corivese and Cabernet Libre. These vines were bred in Switzerland and then seeds were germinated in British Columbia where selections were made.
Valentin Blattner - Wikipedia
Valentin Blattner is a Swiss grape geneticist, grape breeder and winemaker of the Jura Mountains. Blattner has conducted very important research into finding disease-resistant grapes in viniculture since the 1980s, and is best known for developing Cabernet blanc in his Soyhières nursery in 1991.
Recently Agriscope has released two new grape varieties with positive reviews. Unfortunately, these grapes are not available to Canadian growers yet.
Swiss Blattner Varieties