Winemaking Philosophy

To make great wine, you must have great fruit. Cliche, but true. Winemaking really begins in the vineyard where everything from pruning to harvesting must be done with consideration for the past, present and the future.

It takes a judicious hand to guide those grapes through to finished wine in the bottle. There are as many paths to go through that process as there are winemakers in the world, from highly technical to totally hands off. We tend towards the least manipulation necessary to ensure the path to high quality wine. That being said, without timely and appropriate intervention, all wine would be a short stopping point on the way to vinegar. Crafting wines that are balanced, elegant and uniquely complex is what makes our wine distinctly express the terroir of our vineyards.



2015 Marquette
Minnesota

This first vintage of Seven Vines Marquette is a beautiful, pure expression of Marquette. The color is dense purple and the wine offers up notes of spring flowers, a touch of background licorice and spices with wood and blueberry fruit. The taste is refreshing and bright. It opens with ripe berry and sneaks to a subtle holiday spice finish. The tannins are light, dry, and provide great structure. Perfect with grilled burgers or a thick juicy rib eye.

Enjoy!

Vineyard Estate Vineyard, Minnesota
Varietal Marquette
Alcohol 13.5%
Production 50 Cases
Share


2015 Frontenac
Minnesota

This is the first vintage of Seven Vines Frontenac. True to the varietal, you will find a distinctive cherry aroma and an inviting palate of blackberry, black currant, and plum. The color is a beautiful garnet red and plum flavors dominate the palate. Great acidity and low tannin allows for this wine to be enjoyed by itself or delicious with your favorite lamb, duck or meat dishes. 

Enjoy!

Vineyard Estate Vineyard, Minnesota
Varietal Frontenac
Alcohol 13.5%
Production 120 Cases
Share


2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

Grown in Oakville, California amongst the greatest Cabernet vineyards in America, our    Consulting California Winemaker, Ryan Waugh, has brought us something special from the world-renowned Napa Valley.

Firm and well-structured, with a pleasing burst of blackberry and wild berry, plum and black cherry notes, tilting into a fruit-bowl medley of currant and raspberry flavors. Full-bodied and layered with nothing out of balance, look for this wine to drink well young, yet age effortlessly for 20 years.   

Enjoy!

Vineyard Oakville, California
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol 14.5%
Production 165 Cases
Share


2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley

Grown in Yountville, California right in the heart of the gorgeous Napa Valley, and brought to us by our consulting California winemaker, Ryan Waugh, this stunning fruit is a real treat to bring to Minnesota. 

A beautiful barrel-fermented sauvignon blanc, really complex but tightly integrated. Shows attractive lemon, lime and grapefruit citrus fruit aromas as well as ripe peach and green mango across some gentle minerality. The oak is subdued and discreet, adding a neat spicy and gently savory thread. There's a wealth of flesh and weight and concentrated melon with a wash of lime juice; great acidity, smooth and supple texture, finishes succulent and flavorsome, gently creamy. Just delicious!

Enjoy!

Vineyard Oakville, California
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol 13.5%
Production 120 Cases
Share


2015 Cuvée Du Peltier Sparkling
Minnesota

Cuvée is French for blend and this estate Vineyard sparkling wine combines our Frontenac Gris and Frontenac Blanc grapes. Small production makes this highly sought after wine a hot commodity.

The palate is exquisite with light bubbles. Full of flavor with good acidity and impressions of nectarine, pineapple and buttered toast.  Fruity and crisp with a beautiful clean finish.  

Vineyard Estate Vineyard, Minnesota
Varietal Frontenac Gris and Frontenac Blanc
Alcohol 13.3%
Production 25 Cases
Share

Thanks! Would you like to provide some more information?