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Ragtime Red:  4-pack for $44  //  full case: $132

Marquette Nouveau:  4-pack for $40  //  full case: $120

…through April, or while it lasts!

 

Ragtime Red is a velvety semi-sweet red wine, fruity and smooth with bass notes of ripe blackberries and sweet dark plums. We serve it chilled, but that’s up to you. Ragtime Red is great for sipping on its . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 7:33 pm

It’s bottling season at Lincoln Peak. We bottled Starlight rosé this week (see video above). We’ll be bottling Firelight, Ragtime White, La Crescent, Black Sparrow, and Ragtime Red all in the next four weeks. Stay tuned for release announcements for all those wines in the next several months!

 

Update: Firelight bottled 3/29…

By lincolnpeak / 7:37 pm

March 14, 2018

(video above)  The first bottle of Petite Pearl was livelier than expected!

We disgorged three batches of Pét-Nat today— La Crescent, Petite Pearl, and our Black Sparrow blend. The two whites were well-behaved, but the rosé, well, watch out! After this one in the video, we worked out a disgorging technique that kept more of the wine in each bottle ;).

When we popped the caps, we discovered three delightfully different sparklers. . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 7:56 pm

January 22, 2018

Many of you know Roxanne, our vineyard manager at Lincoln Peak. She’s also our fount of brilliant ideas, keeper of morale, finder of lost things, and other essential jobs to numerous to name. Her new job, however, is fighting cancer.

Roxanne has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of unknown origin. She’s undergoing treatment at Dana Farber and UVM. The past several months have been unbelievably tough for Roxanne. Roxanne is also . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 9:22 pm

1 bottle of Ragtime Red or Summit honey or simple syrup to taste (start with ¼ cup) 1 orange, sliced into rounds 1 whole cinnamon stick (about 3″ long) 4-6 whole cloves 2-3 whole cardamom pods a small square of cheesecloth and string

 

Pour wine into a small pot or slow-cooker and begin to gently heat wine. Squeeze the juice from half of the orange into the wine, and toss in the . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 8:17 pm

Sometimes the light glows most beautifully in the dark. Enjoy the darkness!

A happy Solstice to one and all.

By lincolnpeak / 10:34 pm

November 18, 2017

We are re-releasing a limited number of bottles of Marquette ’13 from our library. Now at 4 years old, it’s aging beautifully– mellow and robust, smooth and spicy. It has the best of Marquette’s fruit-forward black cherry and black currant notes.

This wine won Best-in-Show Red Wine at the 2015 International Cold Climate Wine Competition.

Wine writer Calo De Vito called this vintage “The best Marquette in North America!” He wrote . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 8:15 pm

November 12, 2017

Yesterday morning, we called up our hardy and loyal crew, roped in extra family, and started picking grapes before sunrise. We landed right in the mercurial sweet spot: between 16 and 18 degrees F, when the grapes left to freeze on the vine are slushy but not solid.

We picked Frontenac Gris (which we always reserve for ice wine), Frontenac Blanc for the first time, and our teeny tiny row of Swenson . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 4:29 pm

November 7, 2017

The days dwindle early now. The leaves have fallen in the vineyard, but a few rows of grapes are still hanging to make ice wine. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for early cold! We need overnight temps in the mid-teens to harvest at about 17 degrees just before sunrise.

Chris is very busy in the winery. He’s watching and tasting all the wines like a first-time parent. After they’ve spent many weeks . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 4:34 pm

November spotlight: La Crescent

This month: 4-pack for $44
(Full case: $132)
Growler refill: $10.99
A zippy semi-dry white wine with vibrant flavors of citrus and apricot. The La Crescent grape’s characteristic boldness makes it a great partner with boldly flavorful dishes like poached salmon with lemon, roast chicken with sage and white pepper, . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 3:01 pm