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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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Pruning Continues in Our Vineyards

We are getting our Newport Lane Vineyard ready for mechanical pruning and then expect to make fast work of this vineyard on Tuesday with our V-Mech system. We will be spraying Sulforix, also known as Lime-Sulfur, a little later in the week. Sulforix is a fungicide that kills fungi that over-winter in cracks in the […]

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Tassel Ridge Wins Gold, Silver, and Bronze in Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Tassel Ridge Winery won Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals at the recent Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in Upstate New York. The winning wines were: 2013 Iowa La Crescent―Gold 2014 Iowa Edelweiss–Silver 2013 Iowa Marquette Rosé―Bronze The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition is an annual event. It was held in Rochester, NY and it attracted […]

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March is Iowa Wine Month

Governor Branstad declared March 2015 Iowa Wine Month. Celebrate Iowa Wine Month by coming out to Tassel Ridge Winery for a tour, to taste our wine, visit our gift shop, or just to sit and enjoy a glass of wine for an hour or so with a friend in our greenhouse. The weather has warmed up […]

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The Cellar Bottles and Bottles and Bottles More Wine!

The Cellar Team attended to the final details for the next batch of Cranberry Wine and then got it filtered and bottled. This batch has a big cranberry nose and while it is very smooth on the palate, it has the cranberry punch on the finish that we like. They made some adjustments to the […]

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Pruning Our Vines Continues

Now that we understand how efficiently we will be able to prune with our V-Mech pruning system and also because of the recent high temperatures, we have shifted our vineyard crew to work on getting Meadowcreek and Newport Lane Vineyards ready for the V-Mech. That translates to tying vines up and making sure that the […]

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