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Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2016 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Edelzwicker (Dry White) Traminette (Semi-Dry White) Asian and Indian foods can often be difficult to pair with wine due to their strong flavors. More full flavored wines, such as Edelzwicker, can stand up to the food and create […]

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Brats with Bacon and Apple Sauerkraut

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2016 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Dry Riesling (Dry White) Edelzwicker (Dry White) Riesling (Semi-Dry White) A classic sauerkraut and brat recipe. The sourness of the food helps soften the tartness in the wine. Ingredients 8 oz thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces […]

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Citrus Almond Israeli Couscous

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2016 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Vino Verde (Dry White) Pinot Grigio (Dry White) Israeli couscous has the consistency of pasta, making this light and fresh side dish the perfect compliment to grilled foods and chilled white wine. This can be made ahead of […]

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Scalloped Pineapple

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2016 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Traminette (Semi-Dry White) Lakeshore Demi-Sec (Semi-Dry White) This was one of the most unique recipes featured at our 2016 New Release Wine & Food Pairing weekends. The balance of sweetness, tartness and savory goodness is a crowd favorite! […]

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Wine Blending at Fenn Valley

We often get questions along the lines of “what happens at a winery in the middle of the winter?” While there is no doubt it’s a bit less crazy compared with harvest, it is still rather busy. Outside the farm team is busy pruning the vineyards, a herculean feat. In the cellar we are busy […]

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How do we pick the grapes?

  It is one of the most common questions around the tasting room and on tours. And for good reason…there isn’t a real quick answer. Generally speaking there are two methods of getting the fruit off the vines – hand picking and machine harvesting. In 2012 we hand harvested somewhere around 70% of the vineyards. […]

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