The Black Spanish is a juicy grape with blackish-blue skin that is good for juice, jelly or wine. The Black Spanish grape vine is a heavy and regular producer that is resistant to Pierce Disease and mildew. The Black Spanish grape is the "Best" variety for growing in the deep South due to its unparalleled disease resistance. The wine produced by the Black Spanish is similar to a Merlot or Cabernet wine. Ripens August to September and benefits from cane pruning.