OUR NEW WINES GET TOP QUALITY DESIGNATION !!!
Here is what we just learned via e-mail May 15, 2013:
“Congratulations! The Ohio Grape Industries Committee is pleased to inform you that your 2012 Traminette and 2012 Chardonel have earned the designation of Ohio Quality Wine (OQW)”
….Christy Eckstein, Executive Director, Ohio Grape Industries Committee
Join us on Friday, May 24th at the winery when we officially introduce these two new “estate” wines:
TRAMINETTE and CHARDONEL
The Chardonel is delightfully dry, slightly oaked and compares well to any fine chardonnay from Napa or France. It is a special hybrid developed by Cornell University for cold climate growth, and makes an excellent wine. It pairs well with fish, salads or any light dinner. You will also love the beautiful label picturing the pond in the vineyard.
The Traminette is nearly sweet with notes of pineapple, lemon and orange blossom. It is similar in style to an aromatic Gewurztraminer, but with a bit more body. It is light and lively, and it will pair beautifully as a pre-dinner drink or with sweets or desserts, as well as casual drinking with a friend or the ladies! It, too, is a specially developed Cornell hybrid for cold climate vineyards and is presented in a beautiful, blue hock bottle.
Other Special Events: Here are some other special events coming soon you may want to join:
-May 30th - The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society plans a special event and fund raiser at the winery, with details soon to follow. Come join and contribute to this worthy event, and enjoy some of our good wine in the process. For details contact Astrid Kapfhammer at: email@example.com
-May 31st - The Up and Running athletic store of Dayton and Lima is planning a special running event at the winery property, plus a special wine tasting for participants. It will be great fun for athletes interested in the three mile course, and anyone who just wants a nice, safe walk on the vineyard grounds in the country. Contact Jean Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and tickets.
-June 22 – The Mercedes Benz Club of Cincinnati plans to hold a special rally at the winery with a catered dinner. If you would like to join (with our without your Mercedes) call the club president, Pam Zelman at 513-382-6195.
-July 19 – Musician Reid Coleman will play acoustic rock and country songs from 6-9 pm.
These are our new May hours of public operation:
Day Open Close
Thursday 2:00 PM 8:00 PM
Friday 2:00 PM 9:00PM
Saturday 12:00 Noon 9:00 PM
We are also open for special events on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and by advance appointment anytime. If you wish to schedule a special event or are in the neighborhood, please call and check to see if we are available. We are closed for wine consumption on Sundays.
We pride ourselves in making “estate wines.” This means that the wines from our 2012 vintage are made on site from grapes grown in our vineyard, fermented, bottled, labeled, and aged in our winery, and sold in our tasting room. This is unusual for an Ohio winery, but it is our objective to be true to the finest winery traditions of France and California where the winemaker knows and loves her land and vines, and makes the best possible wine she can from them.
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