Hybrid grapes stayed strong through last winter’s frosts

Joel Gros of Eagle, brother of Leroux Creek Winery owner Yvon Gos, admires some of the Chambourcin grapes harvested recently at Leroux Creek. Chambourcin is a winter-hardy French hybrid wine grape that produces a deep-red, fruity wine.



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Joel Gros of Eagle, brother of Leroux Creek Winery owner Yvon Gos, admires some of the Chambourcin grapes harvested recently at Leroux Creek. Chambourcin is a winter-hardy French hybrid wine grape that produces a deep-red, fruity wine.

HOTCHKISS — One of the last bright-fall days of October was spent harvesting Chambourcin grapes at Leroux Creek Vineyards near Hotchkiss. Or near Austin, depending whether you drove in…




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