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2013 Iowa Marquette Rosé is a Medal Winning Dry Rosé

The 2013 Iowa Marquette Rosé won a Bronze Medal at the recent Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in Rochester, NY. It is a dry, full bodied rosé with bright cherry, strawberry, citrus, and peach on the nose and strawberry, raspberry, and cherry on the palate. This rosé was made from Marquette grapes grown in our […]

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Special Tulip Labeled Bottles are Available at the Winery

Tassel Ridge Winery is offering two new tulip labels on American Pink Catawba and 2008 Iowa St. Croix and they are available at the Winery during Tulip Time. These bottles make great gifts or keepsakes. And, the wine inside is ready to drink now!

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Early May is a Great Time to Visit Tassel Ridge Winery

Early May is a great time to visit Tassel Ridge Winery. The daffodils and tulips are in bloom, the lawns are all green, and the greenhouse has warmed up so you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine or possibly a wine and cheese pairing.

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New Silver Medal Winning 2013 Iowa St. Croix Rosé Is Now Available for You to Taste at the Winery

Our new, award-winning 2013 Iowa St. Croix Rosé is available for you to taste at the Winery. This wine received a silver medal at the Rosé Competition in Healdsburg, California in late March, and it is being delivered to more of our retailers each week. The 2013 Iowa St. Croix Rosé is the result of […]

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Our Vines are Leafing Out; We Are Rushing to Finish Short Pruning

Buds have broken and leaves are forming on many, but not all, of our grape varieties. Edelweiss, Marquette, and La Crescent have budded out and with the warm weather expected this week, they will be nice and green along the top wire by Friday. Our Steuben and Foch, on the other hand, have small buds […]

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New 2013 Iowa St. Croix Rosé is Winning Enthusiastic Fans and a Silver Medal in the Rosé Competition

The 2013 Iowa St. Croix Rosé is a dry rosé with strawberry, raspberry, peach, and nectarine notes and a slightly drying finish. It is made entirely from St. Croix grapes grown in our Mahaska County, Iowa vineyards. The 2013 Iowa St. Croix Rosé will complement Asian Stir-fry, Mexican dishes, and other spicy foods. It is […]

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Cellar Crew Continues to Cold Stabilize, Filter, and Bottle Wines

The cellar team filtered and bottled Candleglow® Red. This wine offers raspberry and plum aromas and flavors on the palate and has great jammy characteristics and a nice finish. We began to cold stabilize a batch of Red, White, & Blue® by chilling the wine down to 25°F and then adding cream of tartar at […]

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Short Pruning Starts in Our Vineyards; Bud-break is Just Starting

We have just finished long pruning with our new V-Mech pruning system and are now working hard to get our short pruning all done by early May. We are starting short pruning Edelweiss at Tassel Ridge and will move through other varieties as fast as we can. Sap spills out of the newly pruned ends […]

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Brand New 2013 Iowa St. Croix Rosé is Now Available for You to Taste at the Winery

Our new 2013 St. Croix Rosé is available for you to taste at the Winery. It is arriving at more and more of our retailers each week. This wine is the result of many experiments we’ve undertaken to learn the best way to make great wine from St. Croix. This wine has 2% residual sugar, […]

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Pruning Continues in Our Vineyards

We started pruning at Tassel Ridge. More than 50% of the Tassel Ridge vineyard is planted with Edelweiss. Edelweiss has a peculiar habit of wrapping itself along the top wire making long pruning with our mechanical pruner very challenging. But, most of the long pruning will be done early this week. We will have to […]

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