Flint Ridge Vineyard Winery
produces a range of wines to suit every taste, from dry red
and white wines, in the traditional style of cool climate european
winegrowing regions, to the local style of sweet red wines that have
been home-vinified in midwestern cellars for generations. The
majority of our wines are produced from grapes that are grown here on
Honest winemakers will tell you
that great wines are made in the vineyard. The weather, soil, and
care of the developing fruit contributes more to the flavor of wine
than intervention by the winemaker. The winemaker can ruin a wine
or preserve the natural greatness of the grapes, but no amount of
winemaker's alchemy can transform leaden grapes into a golden
wine. While some of a winemakers tools provide stylistic
distinctiveness and individuality to his wines, most of his meddling is
in the attempt to resolve shortcomings in the quality of the grapes or
his own wine-preserving blunders.
We pursue a minimalist approach to
winemaking at Flint Ridge Vineyard, that is, we serve as guide and
facilitator throughout the winemaking process, protecting the natural
flavor of our grapes so that it may be experienced as wine.
Winemaking is simply a way of preserving grapejuice, after all. We are
preservationists, not creators.
Cayuga White, (100% Varietal)
Aged on the lees... dry with
mouth watering citrus finish
This is a great one for greasy seafood. Clean and cool, and crisp on the palate, somewhat reminiscent of a dry Reisling...
Traminette (100% Varietal)
White varietal, hybrid child of Gewurztraminer, Vigorous on our site...high cordon trellis system combined with high vertical shoot positioning to expose fruit to the sun for sweeter grapes, more aeromatics.
Mid palate wine with distinctive floral and lychee furit aroma
that continues to intensify in the bottle.