What's Happening At Massbach Ridge Winery

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

Thank you!

To all who came out to our 10th Annual Cabin Fever Open House! It was great to see so many friends and new as well! The Velvet Hour aged in the barrel was a HUGE hit! It will be available by Memorial Day weekend. Maybe sooner.
Last night, my husband grilled some steaks with garlic/coffee rub on them. As always, they were superb! What made it extraordinary was the 2005 Vintage of Massbach Reserve I pulled out of the basement to go with supper. Spicy with dark fruit notes- lovely. An oak-aged wine that was made early on in my winemaking career.
What’s really exciting is… What is the 2012 Reserve going to be like in 2020?!?!

I’ll make a date with it!  WooHoo!
Cheers,
Peggy

Retro pricing!

Retro pricing! When I opened the doors 10 years ago, there were 4 wines: Apple, Traumen, Sunrise Red and St. Pepin. Those wines will have the original prices on them for the weekend. WooHoo!

IL GRAPE GROWER OF THE YEAR

This may have my name on it but it is thanks to so many people who have helped Greg and I: Travis, Megan, the Moms, Nicole and many other family members, those who have passed on and so many who have helped with harvest. Thank you and Congratulations to you!

This may have my name on it but it is thanks to so many people who have helped Greg and I: Travis, Megan, the Moms, Nicole and many other family members, those who have passed on and so many who have helped with harvest. Thank you and Congratulations to you!

Dear Friends,

10 YEARS!?!?
For 10 years, we have been growing and making wine. I would like to thank you for your support. I have enjoyed seeing so many people enjoy our wines but more than that – I have enjoyed seeing people enjoy a very important part of life – each other!

So, I would like to invite you to celebrate with us on the 15th. We will have some of my favorites things: Wine, Music and Food!

Mike Kelly will be setting the mood with great music while you enjoy a glass of Hot Red Storm in our new 10th Anniversary glass. But, don’t forget to pick up a few bottles of commemorative St. Pepin bottles all dressed up for the occasion.

We look forward to seeing you and look forward to many more “Vintage” years!

Cheers,
Peggy
Winemaker

10th Anniversary

2-months worth of celebrating and toasting 10 years will start tomorrow with music from Mike Kelly. Also, a special Daffodil and Velvet Hour tasting for those that brave the cold and come to Massbach Saturday.
Watch for specials and Events for the next couple months.
This label was on one of four wines we had when we opened our doors 10 yrs ago.Traumen Vintage label

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,
Peggy