I'm still evaluating some varieties but so far Chelios is hands down the best for me. It is cold hardy, thriving, disease resistant, easy to propagate from cuttings or layering, and prolific. In fact, I have one third year vine that had 38 clusters and I think those were secondary clusters; a second year vine had 15 clusters On the downside, it has to be cluster thinned. In the rest of the reds, Chambourcin is doing well. I have high hopes for Baco Noir but those vines are just second and first year. I'm trying Marquette (second year) but they broke so early that the frost killed off all the buds. I'm most disappointed in Marchel Foch. Although supposedly cold hardy, I lost vines after the May 10 , 2020 freeze and hardly any clusters this year on third year vines. I'm unimpressed with the Norton; few clusters and they look awful despite a diligent spray program.If I recall, you planted quite a few varieties to evaluate what works best at your site. What are you happiest with so far and do you have a sense of what your final focus will be across the three acres?
For the whites, it appears Traminette is at the head of the pack. Cayuga White are doing well too. Vidal is doing pretty good but seem more susceptible to disease. Chardonnel has been a beast to get established but the best vines have a great looking crop.
Vinifera are living but the late frosts have killed off the crops.
Long story/short - we have 1/4 acre each of Chelios (great choice it appears), Traminette (probably a good choice) and Baco Noir (we'll see). I think we will round out eventually with more Chelios, Tram, Cayuga and Chambourcin. Still waiting for warmer Springs to plant more vinifera.