Best of Division, 2019 WI Professional Wine Competition Double Gold, 2018 WI Professional Wine Competition Gold, 2017 Indy International Competition Best Wine of WI, 2017 Wine Is WI Wine Competition Best of Class (Sparkling), 2017 Wine is WI Wine Competition Double Gold, 2017 Wine is WI Wine Competition 90 Points, 2017 Ultimate Wine Challenge Double Gold, 2016 WI Professional Wine Competition Best Wine of WI, 2016 WI Prof Wine Competition Best of Division, 2016 WI Professional Wine Competition
At a conference, a winemaker from Champagne, France heard Steve complain about the cool summers in WI. The French winemaker laughed when he heard this and stated, “Wisconsin summers are actually warmer than they are in Champagne.” He suggested that the winemakers of the Midwest start doing what they have done in Champagne for 100 years and make sparkling wine. This conversation ‘sparked’ Steve’s idea to make sparkling wines, and that idea has come to fruition with “Sparkler.” This rosé style sparkling wine is primarily made from the aromatic Frontenac and La Crescent grapes. Steve believes that both our sparkling wines are great examples of the potential in Wisconsin to create sparkling wines that are fresh, lively, and flavorful. It is Steve’s dream that one day sparkling wines from Wisconsin will rival those of Champagne, France.