Our Estate Grown White Wines
2017 MADELEINE Sylvaner (Sold out)
A soft, easy drinking estate white wine which Rita calls her ‘hammock wine.’ Wonderfully balanced with just a hint of citrus. This is definitely a wine that appeals to those who enjoy a softer, yet nicely crisp fruity white wine.
2017 MADELEINE Sylvaner (Barrel Fermented)
The first attempt to introduce oak influence into one of our estate produced whites. The Kentucky oak gives it sweetness, the Minnesota structure. The result is a softer and more complex wine with noticeable oak on the nose with a bit of vanilla and butterscotch flavors through the mid-pallet. Chardonnay - lookout!
2016 Madeleine Angevine
A little lower acidity and considerably more fruit forward than some previous vintages, this is an easy drinking wine finished dry with hints of grapefruit, peach, and melon along with a slight herbal note. Moderate acidity allows this wine to pair wonderfully with local seafood dishes, or just enjoyed all by itself.
This is a cross between a Gewürztraminer and a Madeleine Angevine that originated in Germany in the 1920’s. The nose is laden with hints of pineapple, grapefruit, and peach that give way to a mid pallet of pink grapefruit and tangerine. A crisp clean finish is only interrupted by subtle yet lingering note of Muscat. Enjoy this with your favorite curry dish or a spicy Thai pasta.
2016 High Tide White
High Tide White is our off-dry blend taking structure and fruit from the Madeleine Angevine, while being enhanced by the smooth profile of the Madeleine Sylvaner. Suited perfectly for either a sun-soaked patio or the dinner table. The minerality and finish reminds some of a Sauvignon Blanc. You won’t go wrong with a seafood or shellfish pairing.
2015 Sweet Donna
This is our estate blend of equal parts Siegerrebe and Madeleine Sylvaner. Just barely off-dry, this nicely balanced and fruit forward wine has a wonderful floral fragrance that is magnified by the sweetness. Ample acidity makes the peach and lichi fruit flavors pop in the mid-pallet. Smooth and lingering on the finish, this wine was the overwhelming favorite on a cheese and wine pairing experiment - everything from bland to Bleu seemed to go better with Sweet Donna. Like one of its parents, Siegerrebe, it also pairs well with spicy chicken - seafood dishes like Paella.