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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

Oct 11, 2017

Today marks the end of the 2017 harvest. Except for the rows we left for ice wine this winter, the grapes are all in. The winery is fizzing and fragrant with all the fermentations. We’re breathing a sigh of happy relief; Mother Nature can be challenging, but she was mostly good to us this season. The young wines are full of promise. We’re on our way!

Our Grape-ometer grand total for this . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 3:37 pm

Oct 2, 2017

An enthusiastic crew of 40-50 friends, neighbors, wine lovers, and surprised tourists gathered yesterday to help us pick La Crescent on a gloriously sunny afternoon. [Thank you all for your help!] They saw how our La Crescent and Ragtime White wines begin their journey to the bottle, and had a hand in the start of the 2017 vintages. They also had a taste of fresh pressed La Crescent juice and some days-old . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 8:29 pm

October spotlight: Marquette

 This month:  4-pack for $48
(Full case: $144)
Growler refill: $11.99 
A rich dark dry red wine with notes of black currant, black cherry, and a lingering spice. With smooth tannins, Marquette is delicious with hearty meals like lasagne Bolognese, pasta with wild mushrooms, thick stew, or a red lentil burger. Let Marquette breathe well before enjoying, . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 9:51 pm

Sept 30, 2017

Our pickers have been hard at work harvesting Marquette and La Crescent this week, which brings our Grape-ometer to a rolling total of 46,744 pounds so far this season. It’s not over yet! The Frontenac grapes (including Frontenac Gris, picture above) are hanging on, soaking up the sun, and ripening even more before we pick them.

By lincolnpeak / 8:19 pm