Galena Cellars Unveils Marquette
‘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.