Press House Brandy
A re-creation of the brandy distilled on site before Prohibition, this genuine American brandy is made from American native grapes and aged in American oak.
Story: We chose to produce a brandy using grape varieties that were used by the original family on the property in the 1870s. These grapes are grown for us in New York State, and then brought here where we ferment the juice and distill the wine in our copper pot stills. After distillation the brandy ages in American oak barrels for at least two years, leaving us with a soft sweet spirit. Press House Brandy has a label hearkening back to the old Press House – the winery as seen in early photos back in 1876.
Distilled From: Dry white wine at 10%
Distillation Method: Single distilled on our Pot Stills
Age: Minimum 2 years, aged in new and used
brandy toasted American oak barrels
Serving: Perfect brandy for cocktails, like a Wisconsin Brandy Old Fashioned
Alcohol: 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof)
Best Spirit – 2019 Mid-American Wine & Spirits Competition, Ankeny, IA
Gold – 2019 Mid-American Wine & Spirits Competition, Ankeny, IA
Gold [90 Points] – 2016 Beverage Testing Institute, Chicago, IL
Silver – 2019 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition, Los Angeles, CA
Silver – 2017 The Washington Cup Spirits Competition, Kansas City, MO
Bronze – 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, San Francisco, CA
Winemaker Philippe Coquard and son-in-law Tom Lenerz bring a winemaking approach to the spirits with attention to terroir, slow fermentations and quality of woods sourced for barrel aging, resulting in this fine spirit.