Parallel 44 first produced Bubbler in 2014. Maria has always been a sparkling wine fan, dedicated to convincing others that sparkling wine should be for everyday consumption and not saved for holidays and special occasions. Steve felt that the Upper Midwest could be known for sparkling wine production, since the traditional Champagne regions are generally cooler summers and shorter growing seasons, similar to ours, and therefore produce fruit that is more conducive to sparkling wines due to their higher acidity and lower sugars. 
With the goal of producing an award winning regional sparkling wine, Steve finally gave in to Maria’s desire for a sparkling wine and created Bubbler. 

Apellation: Wisconsin

Residual sugar: Semi-Dry


Winemaker's Notes

The first vintage of Bubbler was made primarily from a blend of Frontenac Gris and La Crescent, both sourced from Wisconsin vineyards that we contract with. The name Bubbler is a play on the Wisconsin use of the term bubbler in reference to a drinking fountain. (Bubbler was a term first used by the Kohler Company in reference to a drinking fountain it produced. The term caught on and became a Wisconsin tradition.)

Tasting Notes

This semi-sweet, fruity and balanced effervescent wine is uniquely Wisconsin, just like the word “Bubbler.” Bubbler is a smooth  with tropical fruit and citrus notes and has easy finish. This wine pairs well with everyday living, so open a bottle and enjoy some Wisconsin fun!  also with salty foods, bold cheeses, chicken, seafood, and salads.


Finalist¸ 2017 Ultimate Wine Challenge
91 Points¸ 2017 Ultimate Wine Challenge
Gold, 2017 Dan Berger International Wine Competition
Best WI Sparkling Wine, 2015 Wisconsin Professional Wine Competition
Best WI Sparkling Wine, 2014 Wisconsin Professional Wine Competition
Best of Show, 2014 MGGA International Cold Climate Wine Competition



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