What's Happening At Massbach Ridge Winery

Harvest starts Saturday!

A cool spring gave a slow start to the vines this year, but the grapes are finally ripening.  We will start picking a few acres of the Marachel Foch this Sat and Mon leaving most of the Foch to hang another week.  St. Pepin and Frontenac are looking beautiful on the vine and will be ripe in a few weeks.  The Concord? well,  I not sure if they will be ready by the STOMP, Sept 27th, but we will stomp some anyway.

We would love to have you take part in this exciting time of year!  Take part in the harvest during the mornings we are picking, or come later to view the processing and enjoy the “fruits of our labor”- WINE!

September video

Cheers,

Peggy

Purple grapes…!

hanging sweetly from the vine. You will love a wagon ride through the vineyard this Saturday as we share about the vines and the wine. See ya then! Peggy

So Much FUN!

Wagon rides through the vineyard on Sat. Aug 23rd!  Music and Wine too!

The grapes will be ripe in a few weeks and they look beautiful especially on top of a wagon going through the vineyard.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what all goes into making Massbach wine.  See ya then!

Lawn shot

 

 

FAQ for the day – What food would pair well with this wine….?

We all hear of the correct pairings of food and wine makes everything taste better. Yes it is true. I LOVE my husband to season and grill up a rib-eye while I pour a couple glasses of Massbach Reserve. St. Pepin along with the Halibut is good too.
Cheese is also talked about quite a bit being paired with wine. I love having fun with this. I think we live in the perfect area to experiment with Massbach wine and all the great cheeses that Wisconsin produces. In fact, we will be having Cheese and Wine flights in the Galena tasting room soon.
BUT!…All this pairing talk comes down to this – drink the wine you like with the food you like. I believe the industry make this subject very intimidating and it shouldn’t be. If Stomp is your favorite Massbach wine, drink it with spaghetti and/or a steak.
Have fun with it and let us know what you discover! and remember
Every Day is a Celebration!
Cheers,
Peggy

Wow! Your favorite wins again!

Friends, so many of you love our Daffodil White.  The Illinois State Fair Wine Competition judges agree with you!  Daffodil White has receive another Double Gold medal!  Thank you all for your support!  and Cheers!  Every Day is a Celebration!

Oak-Aged Velvet Hour being released Memorial Day Weekend!

Wine in Bloom Open House Celebration is this Saturday! We have some fun things in store for you including a new flavor. At our Open House in February, I had many of you sample our port style wine that was aging in the barrels. It is fantastic! Smooth and sweet like the Velvet Hour you are used to with a touch of smoke.
Come join the Celebration of Spring with us this weekend!
Cheers,
Peggy
P.S. The oak-aged Velvet Hour will only be available to sample this weekend as part of our regular tasting sheet. After Memorial day, it will only be available to sample as a special flight.

$5 shipping for Mother’s day!

What a way to Celebrate Mom! For the next two weeks, we will ship 6 bottles or more to your Illinois address for only $5! Treat Yourself, Treat Mom. Give us a call to order – 815-291-6700

Happy Easter!

Enjoy Your Easter and Celebrate Spring!
What wine to have with Easter dinner? Not sure what I will pick. The weather will be so nice, I might pop open a St. Pepin. But, a award-winning Reserve may get opened as well to match with the grilled pork loin.

We will be closed Easter Sunday so that we all may celebrate with our families. Until then, you can hunt for your Easter egg!

Pruning is done! The vines look great. They appear to have weathered the winter very well. Time will tell though.
Cheers,
Peggy

Why buy local?

Seems like an obvious question. I did some research and found some interesting studies. Besides savings on shipping and all that’s involved there, different studies show that local business put over HALF of there sales $’s back into the local economy. Big stores spend less than 25 to 30% with the local economy.
Let’s toast small, local businesses!
Cheers,
Peggy