What's Happening At Massbach Ridge Winery

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
Cheers,
Peggy

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!
Peggy

Grapes are starting to turn!

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,
Peggy

Stomp and Cool Breeze in a Pouch

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.
Happy 4th!pouch

Weather doesn’t slow the fun in Massbach

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

Thank you for all those that attend our Dinner Saturday night!

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