As the blaze orange battalion returns from the trenches of the Wisconsin woods, many carry with them the thick, muscular deer meat that is to become a household meal in the coming weeks and mont... Read More.
The goal at Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery has always been to make locally grown, world-class quality wines. As the years go by and the award wall grows, we're seeing that goal become a reality. ... Read More.
The word we keep referring to, with anything done in a vineyard or any step in wine production, is BALANCE. When it comes to the right amount of water/sunlight combination, balance is extremely im... Read More.
The name of the wine growing game is BALANCE. When it comes to perfecting how each and every vine deals with mother nature, canopy management is the one most important aspects utilized, and you ne... Read More.
While wine, in short, is an adult beverage made from fermented grape juice, it also resonates as a sense of well-being and brings forth an incomparable experience. When a wine festival or event ... Read More.
After 10 years of producing and bottling wines for Wisconsin, we’ve racked up quite the empty wine bottle and cork collection. With the wine all drank and the corks all popped, what’s left to do? ... Read More.
Exploring Grape Varietals
For centuries places like Napa Valley and the European wine countries had the opportunity to grow, analyze and adjust their grapes. Varietals such as Chardonnay, Sauvi... Read More.
Top 3 Summer Food and Wine Pairings
Memorial Day weekend, the official kickoff to summer, is a weekend full of family and friends, cookouts, relaxing, and of course remembering those who gave th... Read More.
While everyday is an opportunity to celebrate how much mom does, Mother’s Day is perfect for garnishing that special woman with more love and attention than necessary. What better way to say thank... Read More.
The St. Pepin grape returns year after year. This grape prevails through extreme summers, harsh winters and tests of time. Elmer Swenson, a grape breeder from northern Wisconsin, discovered St. Pe... Read More.
When it comes to enjoying the full potential of a wine, temperature serves as a key component, and how you hold your glass can affect temperature.
As with any component of wine production and win... Read More.
The terms dry and sweet are great starters for where you think your palate preferences lay. They are also unfair to wines grown in new regions that do not have traditional growing climates or grap... Read More.
Pairing wine with food doesn’t have to be a scary thing and you shouldn’t feel intimidated or be afraid to try different combinations. For those of you starting out here are a few tips that will h... Read More.
There are three main elements every wine bottle should include and based off those elements wineries and winemakers are able to distinctly separate their products.
The often overlooked but most ... Read More.
Research. The first step in making any major decision about anything. The key to knowing how to grow and if a certain grape grows is to understand what that grape can offer and how to get the most... Read More.
To say that if you’ve visited one winery, you’ve visited them all, is like saying I went to my kid’s youth football game last Friday, so I know what a Sunday at Lambeau Field is like on Packer’s g... Read More.
Take your left hand and put it out straight, close your fingers together and leave your thumb away from your pointer finger. If your hand was Wisconsin, your thumb is the Wisconsin Ledge AVA. This... Read More.
Like the production of wine, the management of any given vineyard with the provided weather, is all about balance. That balance determines how fruitful, abundant and manageable a vineyard can be.
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More often than not, if you have a question about wine then someone else is probably asking the same thing.When folks enter the tasting room for the first time or the tenth time, there is alw... Read More.
In the most generic and definitive sense of the word, a winery is an establishment for making wine. It is a place where the production process of wine occurs. This process, while structured an... Read More.
As with any Parallel 44 and Door 44 wine there are differentiations from those produced across the globe, mainly because of region and climate. While wine experts may recommend a certain grape... Read More.
Reasons to join our exclusive Vintner's Choice Club
(1) First of all it's just down right fun. If you love wine you will love the excitement of getting that package in the mail each quarter. ... Read More.
In order to properly describe or even appreciate the aspects that any given wine can offer, you really need to dissect and evaluate countless characteristics. Everything from acidity, alcohol,... Read More.
At Parallel 44 and Door 44 in order to properly ferment and age our wine, we need to be very strategic in order to get that fruit forward taste that people know and love. Using stainless steel ... Read More.