John Ernest Vineyard & Winery

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  JOHN ERNEST VINEYARD WINE LIST

*DENOTES NATIVE IOWA WINES.

All of our wines are $14.00 per bottle, EXCEPT, the Bohemie Blush Rosé, which sells for $13.00 per bottle and the new Mainline Red & Pinot Noir, which they sell for $16.00.

The wine list starts with our most dry wine and descends sweeter as you go down the list!

All asterisks mean the wines are 100% made from grapes from our vineyard.  If the wines do not have an asterisk, it means that they are either made from concentrate that is imported or the wine is half JEV's but blended with wine made from concentrate.  However, all wines listed are fermented on site.

DRY WINES

 *Mainline Red Reserve - Our dryest red...this dark, red wine with subtle spice, vanilla and cherry notes has been aged in a French oak barrel for one year. A blend of Marechal Foch and St. Croix wines, comparable to a light bodied Cabernet.
*Silver Medal Winner with the 2011 Mid-American Wine Competition

Pinot Noir -  A balanced palate of soft, red fruit and French oak precedes a finish that lingers nicely.  An excellent wine to pair with all types of food.
*Silver Medal Winner with the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition

 

 Iowa Sunset Red - A special edition, dry, red wine with a nice deep red color, a fruity taste and smooth finish made from 100% from our Marechal Foch grapes. 

*La Crosse - A well-balanced, simple and crisp white wine with a fruity finish. Comparable to an unoaked, Seyval Blanc. Great with seasoned chicken and salads.

Merlot
Merlot
- Not your traditional Merlot.  A
 wonderful, dry red wine with a light, oaked, smooth finish, nipped with a titch of sugar.  Great with beef and pizza.

SEMI-SWEET WINES

*Ernest Delight - Our most complelox wine, a unique, semi-dry red wine with subtle hints of dark berry undertones, a very earthy, smoky flavor and is made 100% from our St. Croix grapes. This wine stands well alone.
*Bronze Medal Winner with the 2013 Iowa State Fair


Lincoln Highway Red
- Our most popular red.  A blend of our Marechal Foch and Merlot wines. This crowd pleaser is medium bodied with a semi-sweet taste. Great with a hearty meal. Great for a gift!
*Silver Medal Winner with the 2008 Indy International Wine Competition

Morning Dew

 

*Morning Dew - Made 100% from our St. Pepin grapes, this semi-sweet,white wine has a fruity aroma with highlights of citrus flavoring. Iowa's version of a sweet Riesling.  Great with fresh fruit, sushi and pork chops. 
*Double Gold Medal Winner with the 2009 Appellation American Wine Competition
*Bronze Medal Winner with the 2009 Mid-American Wine Competition
*Bronze Medal Winner with the 2008 Mid-American Wine Competition


Willow Mist
*Willow Mist -
A semi-sweet, crisp, white wine that’s golden in color with a nice pear-like finish, made 100% from our Edelweiss grapes. Iowa's version of a Pinot Grigio.

  *Aspok (pronounced As-pock, our family named spelled backwards) - A semi-sweet, bright, fruity, white wine blended with LaCrosse and LaCrescent, tastes clean and crisp with a lovely, light peach finish. 
*Bronze Medal Winner with the 2012 Mid-American Wine Competition
*Bronze Medal Winner, Iowa State Fair 2011
 
SWEET WINES
 

River Bottom Red
River Bottom Red
- This sweet, dark red dessert wine absolutely sings when paired with anything chocolate.  It's an exotic blend of our St. Croix, Frontenac and LaCrosse wines with a touch of Raspberry wine.  You'll just want to sit and sip.
*Silver Medal Winner with the 2008 Indy International Wine Competition
*Gold Medal Winner with the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition

 

Timber Ridge Red - This sweet, red dessert wine has a delicious strawberry aroma and jammy flavor.  A unique blend of Frontenac, LaCrosse, Merlot and strawberry wines.

Dusty Road
*Dusty Road - Our most popular white wine.  Fruit and sweet, white wine made from 100% LaCrosse grapes grown in our vineyards.  Sweet and pleasing similar to Moscato di' Asti without the bubbles.
*Gold Medal Winner with the 2008 Appellation American Wine Competition
*Silver Medal Winner with the 2012 Mid-American Wine Competition
*Bronze Medal Winner, Iowa State Fair 2012

Hillside Heaven
*Hillside Heaven - Sweet, grapey rosé with deep blush coloring and bold Concord flavors, made from a blend of Concord and LaCrosse wines.  Pairs well with ham.
*Gold Medal Winner with the 2009 Mid-American Wine Competition
*Bronze Medal Winner with the 2009 Indy International Wine Competition
*Silver Medal Winner with the 2010 Mid-American Wine Competition
*Silver Medal Winner, Iowa State Fair 2012
*Gold Medal Winner, Iowa State Fair  2013

Bohemie Blush
Bohemie Blush Rosé
- Sweet, fruity blend o
f rhubarb and blueberry wines.  Our sweetest wine by far. Comparable to a White Zinfandel.  Pairs well with game, pork, duck or beef.
*Bronze Medal Winner with the 2010 Mid-American Wine Competition
*2nd place at the Manchester Rhubarb Wine Competition-2010
*3rd place at the Manchester Rhubarb Wine Competition-2011 
 

Cranberry
Cranberry - This wine is tart, NOT sweet.  
An excellent accompaniment to dessert. Or add some clear soda with some fresh cut fruit for a great spritzer, also makes a great sangria as well as a warm, cranberry apple cider. Can you imagine how tart this might be if we hadn't added sugar?  Pairs well with pork, duck or poultry dishes.

 "This vineyard and winery was created from the
hearts of family, friends and the community."

 

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