What's Happening At Massbach Ridge Winery

Wine in Bloom

Get your first glimpse of spring in the vineyard, join us for a wine tasting outside on the porch, stroll through the vineyard and enjoy wine and entertainment all afternoon.

Saturday, May 26th  at 11 AM – 5 PM
8837 S Massbach Rd, Elizabeth, Illinois 61028

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Cabin Fever Wine Tasting

Tired of the cold? Feeling a bit feverish for spring? We can cure that with a little hot spiced wine! Our spiced red wine is warmed to perfection and is sure to warm your body and soul.  We will have wine tasting available as well as special tastings of a few new vintages!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time: 11 AM – 5 PM

Cost: $5

 

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Holiday Wine & Cheer!

We invite you out to Massbach Ridge to partake in holiday cheer.

Please join us on Saturday, December 16 to sit around the fire and enjoy Christmas carols with wine.  Mike Kelly and Mr. Ed will be entertaining from 1pm to 4pm.

We hope to see you personally to tell you Merry Christmas!

If you can’t make it out, we will be shipping on Dec. 4th, 11th, and 18th and would love to send you some cheer!Family by Fire

Massbach Nouveau 2017

Celebrate the new estate-grown wine that has been artfully produced for you this summer! Join us for the 1st release of the 2017 vintage and tours of the winery. Get ready for a great experience! Events, pairings, and tastings throughout Jo-Daviess county.

What is Nouveau Wine?

November 17th-19th around the world will be celebrating 2017’s new wine.

The French tradition is an early indicator of the quality of wine of this year’s vintage.

Nouveau wine is traditional made without crushing or pressing the grapes until the fermentation is complete inside the grape itself.  A process called Carbonic Masceration.

A wild fruit and elderberry flavor resulted in the past when I followed these protocols.  I didn’t like it.

So instead , the Massbach Nouveau represents the “free run” of Marquette and Foch grapes.  The light pressing of the new grapes.

Enjoy our Nouveau wine that is light and and has magnificscent cranberry flavors.!

Peggy

Time to be Thankful

With November in full swing, I cannot help but to be very thankful for a bountiful harvest; the wonderful people that help us picked and everyone that is a fan of Massbach wines.

If you were out here this fall you may have seen our new addition shown in the picture.

“Red” joined the Massbach Winery family this year and proves that everyone gets tired during a long day of harvest – even puppies.

Now, let’s talk wine!  New wines are settling in the tanks and barrels.  We are getting a couple ready to bottle very soon.

Massbach Nouveau will be release November 17th- the traditional Nouveau weekend.

This is the second year I’ve used some Marquette grapes with Marechal Foch for the young wine.  The wine has a beautiful rose’ color and has prominent cranberry aromas and flavors.

The second wine we are readying to bottle is a new batch of Massbach Reserve.  After over a year in oak barrels, the Frontenac wine shows off chocolate and berry notes.

Join us for Nouveau weekend November 17th-19th to sample these and other estate wines.

See you soon,

Peggy

This next week will be THE peak time for viewing the fall colors!

I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR!
Harvest is over and I enjoy working with the new wines but even more….
I love the fall temperatures and beautiful timbers!
Take a drive and see for yourself. Stop at Massbach or downtown Galena for a glass of wine and savor the beauty.
Cheers,

Peggy

Massbach Stomp 2017

Jump in FEET first, and stomp grapes till you’re purple! Celebrate a successful harvest with us in the vineyard.

The whole family is welcome in the vineyard.

  • Stomp
  • Taste
  • Tour
  • Relax
  • Music from 1-4 pm by Steve Mcintyre
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Massbach Stomp

Jump in FEET first, and stomp grapes till you’re purple! Celebrate a successful harvest with us in the vineyard.

  • Stomp all day long! 11 am to 5 pm
  • Taste $5
  • Tours on the hour.
  • Relax with a glass or share a bottle on the deck.
  • Cheese trays and Food truck on site for the day.
  • Music With Steve McIntyre  from 1-4 pm

Vintage Illinois Wine Festival

Join us at the Vintage Illinois Wine Festival is located in a flat grassy area at Matthiessen State Park(formerly at Starved Rock), and will happen, rain or shine! It is best to wear sunscreen. We encourage you to bring blankets and lawn chairs to guarantee your seat. There will be plenty of great foods and beverages available for sale at the festival. You may bring food into the festival to enjoy; however, grilling is only allowed in the parking lot. Costs for this event will be $20 for wine tasters; $5 for designated drivers and patrons over 5 years of age.

If you are already a fan of Massbach wine give us a call and we would be happy to bring your favorite wine with us on the day of the event!!

815-291-6700