is a French Hybrid developed about 80 years ago. Its original purpose was for for use in making Cognac. It is wonderfully vigorous and the only variety that we planted on six-foot spacing. Vidal needs the additional space to "spread its wings". The wine produced from Vidal tends to be fruity with aroma notes resembling grapefruit and pineapple. It is also an absolute joy to work with in the vineyard. There are many who feel that the local Vidal is superior to that grown anywhere else in the world.