May 28, 2017

Frontenac Outgrows Wild Youth

The Frontenac wine grape started with a graduate student on a canoe trip.   While paddling through the suburbs of Minneapolis during 1976, a University of Minnesota graduate student named Patrick Pierquet found the wild parent of Frontenac growing along the Minnesota River.  (Pierquet is now the enology wine lab manager at Ohio State University in Wooster.) Back at the … [Read more...]

Illinois State Fair Wine Competition Results

Nearly 400 wines were presented at the Illinois State Fair Wine Competition in Springfield, Illinois which was held June 25 through June 27th.  Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery in Galena, Illinois captured three of the seven top awards.   When asked about Galena Cellar's strong showing at the Competition, winemaker Christine Lawlor said,  "We're pleased and and excited to be recognized, but it's … [Read more...]