Vineyards & Grapes

Vines

The 27 acres of vineyards on our estate are part of the Lake Wisconsin Viticultural Area Appellation.

Grapes

We grow four winter-hardy hybrid varieties: Two French-American red hybrids, Marechal Foch and Leon Millot; and two Wisconsin-native American white hybrids, St. Pepin and LaCrosse.

Estate Wines

We make seven wines from the grapes grown in our vineyards:

  • Young, flat fields give us young, light-bodied wines: Prairie Blush, Eagle White, Prairie Sunburst Red, and Ice Wine
  • Medium-aged vines in medium-sloped fields create medium-bodied wines: Ruby Nouveau and Domaine du Sac
  • The oldest, steepest field gives us our richest, fullest-bodied wine: Domaine Reserve

Varietal Wines

We work with vineyards in New York and Washington States to custom-grow additional varietals: Sangiovese, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Seyval Blanc and Muscat. In 2013, we started working with growers in California to produce grapes for our new wine, Carignan.