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The story of Sunburst captures the pioneering spirit and the new frontier of the wine world of the Upper Midwest.  The Frontenac Gris varietal used in this wine was discovered by accident in 1992 in the midst of a Frontenac planting. The Frontenac varietal is a red grape that is typically used to produce red wines.  In the grape growing world, occasionally a random bud mutation will produce a cluster of grapes that is genetically different from the vine from which it grew.  This is the same story of well-known varietal Pinot Gris, which is a mutation of the world famous Pinot Noir.  
The story does not end here however, in 2003, this random and naturally occurring pattern of wine grape diversification occurred again in a Canadian vineyard with a mutation called Frontenac Blanc, which is the white grape version of the Frontenac Gris.   

Apellation: Wisconsin

Residual sugar: Semi-Dry


Winemaker's Notes

 The name Sunburst seemed fitting due to the sunset like color of this wine. Sunburst is compromised of the Frontenac Gris and Marquette grapes, which were developed specifically for the cold climate regions of the Upper Midwest.    

Tasting Notes

Sunburst is a semi-dry, but very fruit forward, Rose-stylé wine. Its flavors of red cherry and apricot dance on your palate.  Pair with fruit salad, green salad, and spicy/salty foods.




90 Points, 2017 Ultimate Wine Challenge
Double Gold, 2013 Wisconsin Wine Competition
Gold, 2013 WI Professional Wine Competition



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