CURREnt wines

 

DRY WINES

PINOT NOIR

One of the most popular wines in the world, Pinot Noir is originally from the Burgundy region of France.  Pinot Noir is typically lighter in body and color compared to other dry red wines.  Our Pinot Noir has medium acidity and medium tannin with aromas of cherries, raspberries, and strawberries. It is very versatile and can pair with just about any foods.

MALBEC

Malbec has been a well kept secret until the past 10 years or so.  It is now one of the most popular red wines in America.  Originally from France, the Malbec grape has been found to grow better in Argentina.  Our Malbec wine has aromas of leather, tobacco, and mocha.  It has medium acidity and tannins with overtones of dark fruity flavors and a smokey finish.  It is best served slightly chilled or room temperature and pairs well with red meats, vegetables, herbs and spices.

JEFFERSON BLEND

Thomas Jefferson has been called America’s first true wine lover. He was Foreign Minister to France in 1785, where he learned to love wine.  He planted the first vineyard at his Monticello estate, but was never able to produce wine from them.  He had several favorites and we have chosen to blend two of these.  Our blend is made from America’s oldest grape, Norton, and Chambourcin.  It is a complex, full-bodied wine with fruity flavors and full acidity.  This would pair well with red meat, pasta, and strong flavored cheeses.

PINOT GRIGIO

The pinot grigio grape is a color mutation of the pinot noir grape.  The wine is the second most popular white wine in America.  When chilled, it is very refreshing on a hot summer’s day.  Our Pinot Grigio is a dry white wine with a lot of acidity.  You will experience flavors of lemon, lime, green apple, and honeysuckle.  It pairs well with fish, chicken, and lighter pasta dishes.

SEMI-DRY WINES

CHARDONNAY

The chardonnay grape is a cross between the pinot noir and the gouais blanc grape.  Our Chardonnay is a naked, (not oaked), Chardonnay.  You will taste hints of citrus, peach, and melon.  It has very soft acidity with a very light buttery finish.  It is best served chilled and pairs well with chicken, pork, tomato based dishes, and many different cheeses.

SEYVAL BLANC

The quality and style of Seyval Blanc is very similar to Chenin Blanc or Chablis styles, which are lighter in styles.  Our Seyval is a dry and refreshing white wine with a well-balanced acidity.  It tastes of green apple, grapefruit and other citrus tones with a slight minerality.  It pairs well with shellfish, spicy white meat dishes, and mild cheeses and is an excellent wine to sip chilled outdoors on a hot summer day.

TRAMINETTE

A white, medium bodied wine with a floral and mildly spicy aroma.  With a beautiful golden hue, it has overtones of apricot, honey, and melon and is very mildly acidic.  Serve chilled and pair with light protein, such as fish, pork, or chicken, or spicy foods, like Mexican or Thai.  The traminette grape is a cross between Gewurztraminer and Joannes Seyve and is the signature grape of the state of Indiana.

MARECHAL FOCH - CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

Named after French general and marshal Ferdinand Foch who played an important role in the negotiation of the armistice terms at the close of the First World War.  Often called Foch, the wine has a spicy black cherry aroma with mild earthy scent.  It has a beautiful dark inky color.  The taste consists of several red berries, but the dark cherry taste is pronounced.  It is very tart but enjoyable.  It will pair with just about anything.

CHAMBOURCIN ROSÉ

Chambourcin Rosé is a delicious red grape semi-sweet rosé that benefits from brief skin contact and cold soaking prior to processing.  This process extracts beautiful flavor and aroma unique to the Chambourcin grape.  The skin contact is what gives the wine the delicate red color that is very appealing to the eye.  It has hints of cherry, plum, and rose petals with a slightly dry, tart finish.  It will pair very well with shellfish, red protein and pasta.

GEWURZTRAMINER

Pronounced similar to “girls are meaner”, this wine can be compared to moscato but it is very different in it’s own way.  The aroma consists of rose petals initially, then is followed by scents of honey, ginger, and allspice.  The complex taste consists of grapefruit, pineapple, peach, and apricot.  Some may even “taste” the rose petals.  It has a low acidity and is best served chilled.  White spicy meats and mild cheeses pair well with this wine.

CAYUGA WHITE - CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

The Cayuga White is a refreshing estate grown semi-sweet white grape wine.  It is one of the oldest New York grapes and is a cross between the Schuyler and Seyval Blanc grapes.  It is the most similar to a Reisling.  This wine is low in acid with honey, melon, and apple overtones.  It is best served chilled and pairs very well with fish or shellfish.

RIESLING

The riesling grape is a white grape which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity.  You will taste apple, peach, and pear with a crisp finish.  It is best served chilled and pairs well with lighter proteins like fish, pork, or chicken.

LA CRESCENT - CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

This grape was developed by the University of Minnesota and is very prevalent along the great lakes borders, with a large amount grown in Vermont.  The warming effects of the lakes, specifically Lake Champlain, keep the grapes from freezing when the temperature can get well below zero.  The wine has aromas of peach and apricot.  The flavor includes peach, apricot, pineapple, and other citrus fruits.  It is best served chilled and with light seafood, white meat, and mild cheeses.

SWEET WINES

MOSCATO

Our Moscato is made from the Muscat Canelli grape.  A white grape with a Greek origin.  Moscato wine has flavors of nectarine, peach, and orange.  With it’s sweet citrus flavor, it’s pairing ability is very versatile.  It pairs well with spicy asian food, many different cheeses, and desserts.

PINK CATAWBA

A light, crisp and refreshing rosé with an earthy aroma and the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.  With a beautiful blush hue, it can be enjoyed chilled with fruits or cheeses.  The perfect wine for summer porch sipping or picnics in the park. This grape is a subclass of the catawba grape found mostly on the east coast.  The catawba is a cross between a French vinifera and labrusca.

PLUM

This sweet wine has the distinct flavor of ripe plums, almost as if you picked it from the tree yourself.  It has a mild tartness, like you get from eating the outer skin, but is sweet in flavor.  It has a beautiful dark purple hue.  Our plum wine is best served chilled and pairs well with nuts, berries, and citrus fruits.

PEACH

If you love peaches, you will love our peach wine.  The amazing peach aroma from this wine could not get any better.  It is beautiful in the glass with a golden sunny colored hue.  The taste on your tongue is like a fresh ripe Georgia peach.  It is best served chilled and also pairs well with nuts, berries, and citrus fruits.

MANGO

Our mango wine will make you feel like you are sipping an exotic drink on a Caribbean beach.  This wine is very sweet at first taste and then is followed by the mild tartness of the exotic fruit.  It is best served chilled and pairs well with most fruits and very rich, creamy cheeses.  Perfect for a beach picnic.

BLACKBERRY APPLE

Our most popular wine is our Blackberry Apple.  It has a gorgeous purple color that makes it almost too pretty to drink.  With equal parts of blackberry and apple, it makes for the perfect blend.  Our apple juice comes directly from a local Indiana apple orchard, so you know that it is fresh.  The sweet and tart taste of this wine makes it great as a dessert all by itself.  Serve chilled.

STEUBEN

Steuben is a native hybrid Labrusca grape, which is a cross between the Wayne and Sheridan grape.  It is very commonly grown in Indiana and the northeast United States.  This wine is for the sweet wine lovers.  It is a full-bodied, concentrated sweet wine that is very similar to the Concord.  Best served chilled and with any desserts.  It all can be mixed with seltzer water for a tasty carbonated spritzer.

CONCORD

Also a species of the Labrusca family, the concord grape is used for making grape jelly and jams, in addition to wine.  Concord wine is the most common wine used as a sacramental wine and was introduced to the church in the mid 1800s.  This wine is a sweet, full-bodied wine, with a very concentrated grapey flavor.  It is best served chilled with desserts.

 
“Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant, unless of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.”
— Joan Collins