What's Growing In the Vineyard

LaCrescent

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 Could be Wisconsin's signature wine, winning competitions nationwide, for good reasons.  LaCrescent has outstanding aromatics bursting with flavor.  Not to mention, this is a vigorous beast in the vineyard, but it is worth all the extra attention. 

La Crosse

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Orderly and beautiful, La Crosse produces large berried grape clusters with low acid.  La Crosse will be used to produce rich, dry wine.

You can directly thank Elmer Swenson for releasing this beauty in 1978.  This was the first white wine grape planted in Silarian Vineyards.

Verona

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Planted in the sweet spot of our vineyard and making up the last large block of red wine grapes is Verona.

Verona is a hybrid developed by Tom Plocher.  We aren't talking GMO shit here, this is old school cross pollinating; real farming that has been going on for thousands of years.  We are super pumped about the high tannins this grape offers, allowing for a full bodied red wine.

Marquette

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Often called the grandson of Pinot Noir, Marquette is the most widely planted wine grape in the state.  Much like Pinot Noir set precedence in Burgundy' s limestone and clay, Marquette has found a happy home in ours.  The introduction of Marquette brought in a new echelon of wine quality.  

Petite Pearl

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One of our favorite red grapes is Petite Pearl (odd name for a red grape, huh?).  Petite Pearl is superior to almost all the other red wine grapes that have been developed for the upper Midwest and behaves miraculously in our vineyard.  Petite Pearl has less acid and more tannins than the other reds we have planted.  Petite Pearl was developed Tom Plocher, an amazing viticulturist from Minnesota.

Oberlin Noir

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Oberlin Noir is an obscure red wine grape that produces earthy, tannic wines.  It is a teinturier grape, which means it has red flesh and red skins; almost all grapes have clear flesh which makes Oberlin Noir unique among other red wine grapes.  Because of this, the wines are extremely inky.  We only have a few rows of this varietal, and we plan to use it as a blending grape to add complexity to other red wines.  We have never been able to buy a bottle of Oberlin Noir so we look forward to exploring all this cool grape has to offer!