In the spring of 2013, we planted our first vineyard of Marquette and Frontenac Blanc.
In the years to come, we were able to grow naturally without the use of pesticides or herbicides and have our first batch of wine in the works!
Marquette ( hybrid) - our predominant varietal is rapidly becoming the most popular northern red grape variety. Typically maturing with high sugar content and moderate acidity, Marquette can produce complex wines with attractive ruby color and pronounced tannins, often with notes of cherry, berry, black pepper, and spice.
Frontenac Blanc ( hybrid) is a white variety that is relatively new & also proving to be both cold weather & disease resistant compared to other varieties.
This spring of 2016 we planted Baco Noir, Riesling, and Pinot Gris.
Baco Noir ( hybrid)is an extremely vigorous variety. Its fruit is usually high in acid, producing wines of good quality that are deeply pigmented and fruity.
Riesling is the noble grape variety of Germany, one of the most hardy vinifera varieties best suited for cooler climates. Riesling is made in a wide range of wine styles depending on the climate in which it is grown, we are aiming for a dry, fruit forward wine.
These vines will prove to be our biggest challenge ( without the use of herbicides & pesticides).
We have planted these in strategic areas of the vineayrds that receive the most sun & air movement.
Pinot Gris is a lighter-skinned mutation of Pinot Noir that produces small, compact clusters of berries ranging in color from pink, to coppery-gray. Its low acidity makes this a favored variety for cooler climates with long growing seasons and is made in a wide range of wine styles, depending on ripeness.
Looking forward to what the future has to offer!