CRAZY LEGS VINEYARD
Crazy Legs Vineyard grows and sells wholesale grapes to local wineries. We do not make any wine, we leave that to the experts! We grow three different varieties of grapes; varieties include: Frontenac Gris, Sabrevois and Marquette.
Frontenac Gris wines present aromas of peach and apricot with hints of enticing citrus and tropical fruit. A brilliant balance of fruit and acidity creates lively, refreshing wines. Unique and complex flavors make this an excellent grape for table, dessert, and ice wines.
Savrevois grapes can yield wines with good fruit and deep color, and, if fully ripened, be quite aromatic in character. It responds well to oak treatments, and is quite useful served with foods made with tomatoes. These grapes make a highly aromatic rose if pressed very early. Dry red varietal sabrevois should age well and may require two years in bottle to round off the rough edges.
Marquette’s high sugar and moderate acidity make it very manageable in the winery. Finished wines are complex, with attractive ruby color, pronounced tannins, and desirable notes of cherry, berry, black pepper, and spice on both nose and palate. As a red wine, Marquette represents a new standard in cold hardy viticulture and enology.
COME EXPERIENCE THE FALL GRAPE HARVEST WITH US!
Every fall, usually around the beginning of September, we start harvesting our grapes. Typically, we complete our grape harvest on 3 different weekends (1 variety is picked each weekend). Depending on the number of volunteers, grape harvest can take anywhere from 2-4 hours. Start time is between 8am-9am, again depending on number of volunteers. After the harvest is done, sit back, relax and enjoy a nice lunch on our farm. The best part...the whole fall grape harvest experience is FREE, and lunch is on us!
Check the website or social media this fall to learn how to sign up to volunteer!
If you are a winery looking to purchase grapes, or enjoy making your own wine as a hobby, please give Alan a call. (651-247-6992)