An award-winning wine from Tassel Ridge Winery is a great gift for a loved one, colleague, business connection, or a host/hostess.
Here is a list of five Tassel Ridge wines that won gold and silver medals in 2015 competitions for you to consider:
Candleglow® White won the BEST OF CATEGORY medal at the International Cold Climate Competition in Minneapolis, MN in August. Candleglow® White is a dry, fruity white with pineapple, pear, melon, and apricot notes on the nose and palate and a finish that hints of green apple. This dry white is made from La Crescent, Brianna, and Edelweiss grapes grown in our Mahaska County, Iowa, vineyards. This is a perfect wine to serve with fish, chicken, or lightly seasoned pork, or just sip it by itself. Serve chilled. $14.00 per bottle, plus tax.
2013 Iowa La Crescent won GOLD medals at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in Upstate New York and also at the Mid-American Wine Competition in Ankeny, IA. Iowa La Crescent is a refreshing, semi-sweet white wine with tropical fruit, peach, pear, and grapefruit on the nose and tropical fruit, peach, and citrus on the palate. This wine is made from grapes grown in our Mahaska County, Iowa, vineyards. Serve chilled with shellfish, fish, chicken, and green salads, or enjoy before dinner as an aperitif. $15.00 per bottle, plus tax.
2013 Iowa Steuben won a GOLD medal at the Rosé Competition in Sonoma County, CA. Iowa Steuben is made entirely from Steuben grapes grown in Iowa. This is a light, fruity, easy-drinking wine that is best served chilled. On the nose, Iowa Steuben displays cherry and apple notes with just a hint of cinnamon. It is a semi-sweet, with cherry and apple flavors, and a slightly spicy tangy finish. Perfect as an aperitif or try it with an Asian stir fry or chicken salad. Serve chilled. $14.00 per bottle, plus tax.
2014 Iowa Edelweiss won a SILVER medal at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in Upstate New York. Iowa Edelweiss is a semi-sweet white wine with the scent of ripe pineapple followed by hints of mandarin orange, pear, and pineapple on the palate. Made entirely from Edelweiss grapes grown in Mahaska County, Iowa, this wine pairs well with spicy Asian food, meats seasoned with Caribbean jerk spices or a salad that includes pineapple, pear, apple, and papaya. Serve chilled. $14.00 per bottle, plus tax.
2013 St. Croix Rosé won a SILVER medal in the Rosé Competition in Sonoma County, CA. 2013 Iowa St. Croix Rosé is a dry rosé with strawberry, raspberry, peach, and nectarine notes and a slightly drying finish. Made entirely from St. Croix grapes grown in our Mahaska County, Iowa, vineyards, Iowa St. Croix Rosé pairs well with Asian stir-fry, Mexican dishes, and other spicy foods. Serve slightly chilled. $14.00 per bottle, plus tax.