Named after the Word War I French General, Marechal Foch, the grape was developed in Alsace, France by hybridizer Eugene Kuhlmann. It is a hybrid of the Goldriesling and an American vine called vitis riparia. Usually referred to as simply Foch, this hybrid ripens early with clusters of small berries. Foch produces wines that range from light and fruity to hearty and full-bodied. Being the hardy grape that it is, Foch is often grown in cooler climates and is a popular grape in the Northeastern United States, such as Minnesota, Michigan and Pennsylvania, and Canada.