July 29, 2014



   The recent edition of EDIBLE FINGER LAKES magazine contained a great article about Rose' wine and how it has gained popularity in our area.  Here at our winery we introduced our Rose', called Spring Bloom, in the early spring of this year and in keeping with our love for using the native grapes of New York we used a blend of Isabella and Diana grapes in our Rose'. A Rose', as defined by THE OXFORD COMPANION TO WINE as, " the production of wine whose color falls somewhere in the spectrum between red and white."In ourRose' we have used a blend of Isabella and Diana grapes. Isabella is a red grape grown in the early vineyards of our country in the North Atlantic and New England areas. Isabella has now been replaced mostly by Concord grapes in the North as they are hardier and ripen earlier. The Diana grape is a seedling of the Catawba grape, lighter in color, earlier ripening and more delicate in taste.The vines bearing Diana seem to bear better fruit with age so patience is necessary for growing these beautiful grapes. Spring Bloom was crafted by carefully blending these two native grapes to achieve a delicious dry Rose' with hints of grapefruit and cranberry. 

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