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Vineyard Work Shifts to Planting Vines and Spraying Herbicide and Fungicide

All 800 pounds of rooted cuttings have arrived, and we will start this week to get them planted before they dry out. The planting actually starts at Maple Woods vineyard where we are replacing vines that died during the winter. We are not expanding our vineyards this year but are only replacing vines that died […]

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Cellar Crew Turns Its Attention to Red, White, & Blue® and a Few Other Wines

Almost every Wednesday in May and June, the cellar crew, with help from others at the Winery, will bottle Red, White, & Blue®. This is the time of year that we build our inventory of this very popular wine. The reason is that we have tank space to make Red, White, & Blue®, as well […]

Category : Action in the Cellar &Newsletter Articles

Pruning is Now Finished for 2015; Planting New Vines is Next on Our Vineyard Agenda

We have finished pruning all of our vineyards, but in the process, discovered that some varieties in one of our vineyards are showing signs of damage from herbicide drift. This is the first time we’ve experienced damage from herbicide drift and we’ve gotten help from the experts to sort out what was sprayed and where […]

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Cellar Crew Turns its Attention to Red, White, & Blue®

Almost every Wednesday in May and June, the cellar crew, with help from others at the Winery, will bottle Red, White, & Blue®. This is the time of year that we build our inventory of this very popular wine.

Category : Action in the Cellar &Newsletter Articles

We are Pushing Hard to Finish Short Pruning

Weather permitting, we’d hoped to finish pruning at Meadowcreek on Monday, May 4. Then, we will focus on pruning St. Croix at Tassel Ridge and then the vines at Newport Lane. We need to start mowing as soon as we have some dry weather.

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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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