Sun and heat are helping speed up the ripening process but harvest won’t start until August 31st. Preliminary tests show the grapes need a couple more weeks before they are ripe. A couple weeks later than usual harvest time will mean a very busy September. If you have an interest in helping pick and make some money for your organization or just to take part in the fun, call Megan or myself for more details. 815-291-6700
The weather is going to be perfect for our annual open house for you to view the ripening grapes. You can view while sipping on your favorite Massbach wine aboard a wagon being pulled through the vineyard. Andrew Houy will be with us again entertaining us with his wonderful voice and guitar. See you there!
Veraison is finally here! That is, the grapes are finally tunning color and softening. My favorite variety St. Pepin is looking gorgeous. The Frontenac grape, that makes our fabulous Traumen and Reserve, turned a deep purple last weekend making us exciting to get set for harvest.
To celebrate each year, we have a Pre-Harvest Festival for you to see the grapes ripening on the vine from a wagon pulled through the vineyard. All while listening to live music and sipping your Massbach favorite.
August 17th 11am to 5pm. See you there! Cheers,
Perfect for the boat, perfect for the beach, perfect to sit in the frig….
1.5 Liter pouches of Stomp and Cool Breeze are available at the Winery Tasting Room.
Thank you for all the thoughts and concerns. Had a neighbor from a few miles away injured. Thoughts and prayers for him.
The radar does not look good for our Wine in Bloom Open House today, but we always have a Plan “B”. The “Wundo Band” will be inside if need be and we will enjoy the fruits of the vine amongst the tanks and barrels. See you soon, Peggy
So many wonderful pairings! If you didn’t make it, please check out the menu and enjoy the harmony of food and Massbach wine.
Case Club Night Menu; May, 11, 2013
Smoked Gouda/ Brie ♫ Vignoles
Shrimp Cocktail with Jalapeno/Lime Oil ♫ St. Pepin
Spring Mix with Blueberries and Blue Cheese served with Poppy Seed Dressing ♫ Berry Sweet
Country Onion Soup ♫ Traumen
Filet Mignon with Asparagus ♫ Massbach Reserve
Chocolate Raspberry Cake with Traumen Sauce ♫ Velvet Hour
We have had a lot of fun trying new receipes with Massbach wine the past weeks and selecting the best matches for Saturday night.
Simple, easy and delicious are the only criteria.
I want to share one of our creations that will make your mouth sing and add a little spice to your life.
1/2 c ketchup
1/2 teaspoon horseradish
1/4 teaspoon Jalapeno Lime oil
Enjoy with drinking a glass or two of St. Pepin.
The lime and fruity St. Pepin taste great. Then the jalapeno reminds you it is there; have another sip of wine and enjoy the flavors!
We are getting our much needed moisture in the vineyard right now! Since I can’t be outside working in the vines, I am learning how to blog.
I am looking forward to sharing information and video so you can follow the vines and wines through this season. Last year at the this time, we had a couple inches of growth on the vines. You aren’t going to see that for another week or two at least with our cool temps that we’ve had the last month.
Spring will eventually explode with new growth and 2013’s gift of wonderful grapes and wine.
See you soon and Cheers,
WHEN: Saturday, July 6, 2013