Frontenac is an important grape for the Midwest. The parent grape was found growing wild along the Minnesota River. The wild cuttings were bred with a hybrid French vine, which created a wine grape with hearty vines that could withstand our harsh winters. In 2004, the first red grape was planted in our vineyard, it was the Frontenac grape. Those grapes currently constitute 25% of our vineyard: a full three acres are dedicated to making this wine, and more are used to blend with other wines we produce.
This Wine's Characteristics
Frontenac has mineral edges and cherry fruit that only one specific part of our vineyard produces. Deep, bold and full bodied, this bottle was aged twelve months in 100% French oak barrels. The palate will recognize black cherry and subtle chocolate aromas, with complex layers. Drink now or let it age, Frontenac will not disappoint.
Ideal for pasta, barbeque, spicy foods, beef, and wild fowl.
INDY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2010, SILVER
ILL ILLINOIS STATE FAIR WINE COMPETITION 2010, SILVER
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR WINE COMPETITION 2011, SILVER
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR WINE COMPETITION 2013, DOUBLE GOLD
GOVERNOR’S CUP, BEST RED WINE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR WINE COMPETITION 2013
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR WINE COMPETITION 2015, SILVER
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR WINE COMPETITION 2016, SILVER
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