Our Cellar Red is made from the Marquette grape, a complex hybrid developed by the University of Minnesota in 2006. The grape was named after Pere Marquette, a Jesuit missionary and 17th Century explorer in North America. Marquette is a cold hardy grape, which is a" cousin of Frontenac and grandson of Pinot Noir", produced by grafting Vitis Vinifera and American Species. This grape can be crafted into a delicious ruby colored wine which is light to medium bodied with hints of spice and fruit forward tastes of cherry and berry, tasting between a Pinot Noir and Merlot. This grape is often referred to as a "liquid canvas" where a winemaker's influence can be tasted because of his process and treatment of the wine he crafts.
If you have not had a chance to taste this delicious wine come visit us, or stop by a market we are at, it is always open to taste!