The only Montana wine left from the 2013 harvest is a delightful Alsatian style white wine crafted from St Peppin grapes. This Montana winery will be releasing three 100% Montana wines in 2015. The first will be a blend of Marquett and Frontenac grapes. This Montana wine has mellowed in oak and become a full bodied red wine that is perfect for paring with a nice slab of Montana beef or wild game. The second will be a semi-sweet Frontenac Gris that is delightfully fruity and ready to be sipped on your porch with a mild cheese. The third will be another St Pepin white wine that is even better than 2013s. It has a wonderful blend of fruit and tart flavor that goes perfectly with poultry or fish.
OUR MONTANA WINERY IN THE PRESS
Here are a few articles about our Montana Winery. The article Winning Wines: Hidden Legend receives medals highlights our recent gold medal wins at the Indiana International Wine competition for two of our 100% Montana grown and produced wines. Mead puts Victor Winery on the map highlights our Montana Winery’s success producing world class meads. Our Montana Winery was also highlighted in Somalia Journal’s article Mead: An ancient beverage goes modern.
MONTANA VINEYARDS AND WINERIES
Montana’s wine industry is blossoming. The Last Best Vine wrote the following article talking about just that in Montana Vineyards & Wineries. Montana’s department of agriculture highlights Montana’s wineries on their website. Montana is not traditional wine territory by any means. Some might have the impression that it is strictly an import business with Montana Wineries simply bringing in outside grapes or even bulk wine bottling it and selling it in Montana. While there is some of this going on, our geographical location has forced Montanans to once again dig deep for some of that good old fashion Rocky Mountain ingenuity. Technology and evolution of wine laws has ushered in a tremendous opportunity for Montana Wineries that are willing to think outside the box and work hard to produce some of the most exciting wines this side of the Mississippi.
Geographical location has always been Montana’s best and worst feature. The evolution of direct wine shipping laws in the United States has made it a little easier for Montana Wineries to bring their exciting wines to market across the country. See article New Law makes ordering from Montana Wineries easier.
The development of Native North American Hybrid grapes over the last few decades has turned Montana into potential wine country. These tough little grapes can stand up to our long winters and produce fruit in our shorter than average summers. They also produce some great wines!