What's Happening At Massbach Ridge Winery

Happy Thanksgiving! and Traumen is Back!

If you don’t want to fight the crowds this weekend, you know you can always find parking and a friendly smile in Massbach.

I believe this time of year is about appreciating and spending time with those we treasure; family and friends. The biggest part of our happiness in life is our relationship with others. That’s where we fit in.

Coming out to Massbach, you and your loved ones enjoy our friendly atmosphere, enjoy the scenic views God has painted, and enjoy this local product.

Massbach Ridge will soon to be open for 10 years. I’ve been asking myself, “What is our purpose? Why do we make wine?” The answer is simple – For YOU – To see you enjoy time with each other and appreciate the beautiful things in life.

Also, I have a theory that a glass of wine makes everyone a little more loveable. 🙂

Love and Cheers,

Federweiss: German term for Young Wine

Before wine is finished fermenting, the bubbles and natural sweetness from the remaining juice makes a lovely beverage. Burcek is the Czech term.
I prefer the whites (St. Pepin and Vignoles) but the light reds are enjoyable too. Our wines are done fermenting but I will be sure to let you know next year when you catch this unique drink.

Wonderful, Eventful time of Year!

Fermentation is in the air. Working with the new wines is always exciting. St. Pepin will be fermenting with a few hours; Foch is done; Frontenac to be harvested next weekend. Vignoles is ripening quick with this heat!
Getting excited for Vintage IL and Stomp on the 28th!

What a Great Weekend!

Thank you to all that visited the tasting rooms this weekend! It was great to see you.
Out at the vineyard, we covered a lot of ground through the Foch. We are going to pick some more Foch Wed and Thurs morning.

Harvest Approaching?!

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

Pre-Harvest Celebration!

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!