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!
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Oliver's was established in 1932 by Joseph Oliver and began by selling peanuts that he had blanched in his home....
Do you like wine and chocolate? Who doesn't right! That"s exactly why, just in time for Valentine's Day, and all throughout the year, we now have chocolates available for pairing with our unique wines at the Tasting Room!