Galena Cellars Unveils Marquette
Galena Cellars will release its first Marquette wine at a public release party–including appetizers and live music–planned for Friday, May 24 from 6-8 pm at Galena Cellars Vineyard, 4746 North Ford Road in Galena, Illinois.
‘There’s a lot of excitement throughout the North about the Marquette because it’s showing tannin,” explained assistant winemaker Allan Hyland. ‘It gives it that real mouth feel that wine lovers appreciate, and not many other Illinois-grown grapes have that.” The hybrid was first introduced from Minnesota in 2006 and is a descendant of the Pinot Noir grape.
Galena Cellars is a Lawlor Family winery and was established in Galena in 1985. Three generations of the Lawlor family have been involved in the winery, which currently produces more than 40,000 gallons of wine.