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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, 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

Pruning Grapevines in Wisconsin

Winemaker Philippe demonstrates how to prune grape vines ranging in maturity. From 1 year old vines to 20 year old vines, including the popular variety Concord. Click here to watch.

    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.