Reisch, B.; Pool, R.; Robinson, W.; Henick-Kling, T.; Watson, J.; Kimball, K.; Martens, M.; Howell, G.; Miller, D.; Edson, C.; Morris, J.
'Chardonel' resulted from the cross, 'SeyvaT x 'Chardonnay,' made in 1953. Fruit were first observed in 1958, and the original vine was propagated in 1960 under the number NY 45010. In later testing, it was re-named GW 9 (Geneva White 9) for ease of identification in cooperatively run yield trials. The vine was initially described as vigorous and productive with large clusters.
New York's Food and Life Sciences Bulletin132
New York State Agricultural Experiment Station
'Chardonel' grape; new grape variety 'Chardonel'