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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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Steuben is an Easy-Drinking Rosé with a Spicy Finish

Steuben is a light, fruity, semi-sweet, easy-drinking rosé with cherry and apple notes and just a hint of cinnamon on the nose and cherry and apple flavors on the palate with a slightly spicy, tangy finish. Made entirely from Steuben grapes, Steuben is perfect as an aperitif or try with an Asian stir-fry or chicken […]

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2015 Pruning Season has Started at Tassel Ridge

Pruning has started in the Tassel Ridge Vineyards. Work started in our Marquette and La Crescent vines at Meadowcreek. We got a small start on some nice days in early February and then winter returned. We started back up about ten days ago when the weather started to improve AND our V-Mech mechanical pruner arrived. […]

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Cellar Team Works on Red, White, & Blue® and Bottles Two Wines Last Week

This is the time of year that we are receiving regular shipments of Concord and Catawba juice. Because of the weather, it is pretty cold when it arrives so we have to let it warm up before we can inoculate the juice with yeast to start the fermentation. The Winery will smell very “grapey” when […]

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Tassel Ridge Winery Named Vineyard of the Year by Iowa Wine Growers Association

In a presentation at the 2015 Iowa Wine Growers Association Conference, Tassel Ridge Winery was named 2014 Vineyard of the Year by the Association. In presenting the award to Adam Nunnikhoven, Tassel Ridge Vineyard Manager, Mike White of ISU Extension noted that Tassel Ridge has consistently made its vineyards available for educational tours and programs […]

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