March 28, 2017

Bob Lautenbach Wis’ Grower of the Year

According to the Green Bay Press Gazette, Bob Lautenbach of Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market received the Grower of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Grape Growers Association last month at the Corks ’n’ Cuisine Dinner in Wisconsin Dells.Here's a Midwest Wine Press story from '13 that features Bob Lautenbach's Foch/Frontenac blend.See: Foch Maintains a Midwest … [Read more...]

Foch Maintains a Midwest Following

 When the Marechal Foch wine grape was introduced in 1920, the name "Foch" probably seemed like a winner.  At the time, WW I French General Ferdinand Foch was a well know public figure for his role in ending the Great War.Today, General Foch  (pronounced "Fosh") is all but forgotten except for the European streets that bear his name.  The Foch grape has also lost ground. Dozens of … [Read more...]