Tagged: Philippe Coquard

Foch Maintains a Midwest Following 2

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...

Wollersheim Harvests As Harazthy Turns 200 0

Wollersheim Harvests As Harazthy Turns 200

Wisconsin wine pioneer Agoston Haraszthy is having a 200th birthday celebration in Sonoma, California this week.  Count Haraszthy, as he is sometimes called,  came to Wisconsin in the 1840’s from Hungary to plant grapes...

Philippe Coquard’s Vineyard Reflections on a Difficult Spring 0

Philippe Coquard’s Vineyard Reflections on a Difficult Spring

On May 4th,   Philippe Coquard of Wollersheim Winery in Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin commented on his spring 2012 vineyard experiences in the Wisconsin Grape Growers Association internet discussion forum.  Coquard has one of...

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Wollersheim Celebrates 40th Anniversary

It’s 1972. An electrical engineer moves his family to an abandoned Wisconsin farm, planning to produce estate wines in the property’s Civil War-era winery, despite being told repeatedly that grapes won’t grow there. While...