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Are any of the direct hybrids suitable for hot and dry climates?

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Grape varieties for dry climates I live in an area that gets about 10” of rain a year. I have read that Grenache and Mourvèdre do well in hot and dry climates but what about hybrids? Are any of the direct hybrids suitable for hot and dry climates? Would Norton do well in such a situation? Baco Noir? Bill Henckel Amado, Arizona Not to disparage hybrids, but since you’re in sunny Southern Arizona, why not try your hand at traditional European Vitis vinifera? You live near Sonoita, the only AVA (American Viticultural Area) located within the state of Arizona, and your viticulturally-inclined neighbors are already having success with wines from Cabernet Franc to Viognier. Most hybrids (usually Vitis vinifera crossed with a native American variety) are designed to resist rot, mildew, and frost- conditions, which you don’t have to worry about in your climate. Though I know this will probably spark a lot of controversy among the Wine Wiz readership, there’s no getting around the fact that hybrids are just that — and just won’t make wine identical to the