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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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Tassel Ridge Wins More Medals―This Time in the Rosé Competition in Healdsburg, California

Tassel Ridge Winery won two medals in the new Rosé competition that took place at Simi Winery in Healdsburg, California. The medals were: Steuben―Gold 2013 Iowa St. Croix Rosé―Silver (Brand new wine, see article below for more information) There were two categories: Dry and “A Little Sweet.” The competition did not define “A Little Sweet” […]

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Bottling Continues in the Cellar

We received more Concord juice on Monday and as soon as the juice warms up, we will start the fermentation. The cellar team bottled another batch of Red, White, & Blue® last week. We prepared Oskyfizzante® for carbonation and we started that process last Friday, April 3. This batch will be bottled on Tuesday, April […]

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Pruning Continues in Our Vineyards

We have finished long pruning at Meadowcreek and Newport Lane Vineyards and will tackle our biggest vineyard at Tassel Ridge this week. We expect to have visitors and hope to have both a still photographer and a video photographer taking pictures of the mechanical pruner in action. We did not get our Sulforix sprayed last […]

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This is Bottling Season in the Cellar

The cellar team bottled Oskyfizzante® Pink last Tuesday, March 24. This wine is a nice shade of pink with a finish that is very refreshing. Because these bottles have to warm up before they are labeled, we spent a couple of days late in the week getting them labeled. They filtered and bottled a batch […]

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Celebrate Spring with Sweet Roxie Red®, the Perfect Wine for Springtime Meals

Sweet Roxie Red® is a refreshing, sweet fruity red wine that displays cherry and green apple notes on the nose with cherry and plum on the palate. It is made from a blend of Marquette and Muscat grapes and is both a great sipping wine and a complement to spicy Asian and Mexican foods. It […]

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