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White Wines


Vidal Blanc

Dry White Wine made from the Vidal varietal grown in Iowa. Crisp and refreshing, unoaked with citrus notes. Hints of pineapple, grapefruit and apricot. Smooth and soft finish. Available for online purchase. Serve chilled.

Awards: Gold Medal Winner ‘Best Dry White Wine in the Midwest 2016’ MidAmerican Wine Competition
Similar to:   Chablis or unoaked Chardonnay
Pairs well with:   White Fish. If it has Basil, Parsley, Mint, Cilantro, Dill, Capers or Cucumber it will pair well with our Vidal Blanc!

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 Matina Blanc

Semi-Dry White Wine made in the Rhine style from our Vidal and Seyval varietals. Aroma of white flowers and vanilla with a smooth finish. Available for online purchase. Serve chilled.

Similar to:   Pinot Gris
Pairs well with:   Seafood or White meats including Chicken and Turkey. Cured/spiced meats made from pork and duck.

 

 

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Vignoles

Semi-Sweet White Wine made from the French varietal ‘Vignoles’. This “Midwestern Riesling” has a pear, peach & apricot aroma with a fruit forward flavor and a light citrus finish. All grapes are from Summerset and Victor Rose Vineyards. Available for online purchase. Serve chilled.

Awards: Gold Medal Winner ‘Best Iowa Wine 2016’ Mid-American Wine Competition

Similar to:   Semi-Sweet Riesling
Pairs well with:   Spicy foods, Asian Cuisine, BBQ

 

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Harvest White

Semi-Sweet White Wine made from Catawba grapes. Sweet & Tart with hints of pink grapefruit and peach.Available for online purchase. Serve chilled.

Awards: International Gold Medalist, 2015 Silver Medal Mid-American Wine Competition

Similar to:   German-style Riesling or GewürztraminerPairs well with:   Exotic Spices! Middle Eastern and Moroccan cuisine, or anything utilizing Nuts, Dried fruits, Cayenne Pepper, Ginger, Clove, Cinnamon, Allspice, Curry,  Soy Sauce, Sesame, Bay Leaf and Cumin

 

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Kiss Me

Semi-Sweet White Wine. A fruity, delicate blend of sweet white grapes with hints of  pink grapefruit,  strawberries and tropical fruits. Available for online purchase. Serve chilled.

Similar to:   Sweet Riesling
Pairs well with:   Dessert! Apple Pie, Caramelized desserts, Tropical Fruits and even Blue Cheese!

 

 

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Mostavo

Sweet White Wine. Notes of pear and green apple on the nose, followed by a robust flavor of  peach, orange blossom and nectarine on the palate. 100% grown at Summerset. Pronounced MUST-HAVE-OH! Available for online purchase. Serve chilled.

Similar to:   Moscato
Pairs well with:  Spicy food! Or anything with aromatic spices like ginger, cinnamon, and chile peppers.

 

 

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LaCrosse

Light fruity sweet white wine with essence of pear, apricot and honey and a Muscato- like aroma. Serve chilled. Developed by Elmer Swenson, one of the premier grape breeders in the country.Available for online purchase. Serve chilled.

Similar to:   Classic LaCrosse
Pairs well with:  Fish, chicken, and green salads, or enjoy before dinner as an aperitif.

 

 

 

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Semi-sweet white wine made from the Edelweiss varietal, light and fruity with floral undertones. Nectarine, white peach,and apricot notes on the nose and palate with hints of green apple no the finish. Available for online purchase. Serve chilled.

Similar to:   Classic Edelweiss
Pairs well with:  Turkey, chicken. Cheese: Muenster, Gorgonzola, walnuts and green salads.

 

 

 

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Semi-sweet honey based Mead has a fabulous floral honey nose and long lingering honey flavor with a crisp, clean finish. Enjoy this wine chilled, or serve it warm with mulling spices. Available for online purchase.

Similar to: Classic Mead
Pairs well with:  Spicy and fruity flavors together for for a refreshing and invigorating combination.

 

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Blush Wines


 Pink Frost

Blush Wine. Sweet and sassy light pink wine with hints of peach, sun-ripened strawberries, pears and a smooth pink grapefruit finish. Available for online purchase. Serve chilled.

Similar to:   White Zinfandel
Pairs well with:   BBQ Red Meats and Lamb! Also works well with lighter meals with flavors that include Ginger, Garlic, Rosemary,Clove, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Cocoa, Black Pepper.

 

 

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 Swenson Red

Sweet Blush Wine made from the Swenson Red varietal. A delightful pink wine with hints of cotton candy, pineapple, strawberries and mango and a fresh raspberry finish. Available for online purchase. Serve chilled.

Pairs well with:  Light Foods and Asian Cuisine, Lighter meats including Quail, Turkey, Pork, Bacon and Ham

 

 

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Rosé Wines


 

Caba Moch

2015 Silver Medal. Sweet Rosé. A Sangria style wine made from our Marechal Foch and Catawba grapes this  sweet and fruity wine is very easy to drink and currently Summerset Winery’s #1 seller. Also known as ‘A party in a bottle’. Available for online purchase. Serve chilled.

Similar to:   Classic Rosé
Pairs well with:   Light chicken dishes, salads, cheeses and charcuterie

 

 

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Red Wines


 

De Chaunac

Dry Red Wine. Bold, full-bodied red possessing the juicy red fruit flavors of black cherries, plums and raspberries with a hint of vanilla on the nose and slightly oaked. Serve at room temperature.

Awards: Best Iowa Wine at 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition.

Similar to:   Our Red wines are unique to Iowa but if we had to choose, we would say this wine is similar to a Shiraz.
Pairs well with:   Italian food! Red pasta sauces with flavors of Basil, Oregano, Rosemary and Thyme.

 

Marechal Foch

Dry Red Wine made from our oldest vines. Essence of raspberry and strawberry with soft tannins, spice and lightly oaked. Serve at room temperature.

Awards: 2015 Silver Medal, 2014 Gold medal winner Mid-American Wine Competition

Similar to:   Our Red wines are unique to Iowa but if we had to choose, we would say it was similar to a Pinot Noir
Pairs well with:  Everything! Light enough for salmon but complex enough to hold up to some richer meat including duck.

 

 Frontenac

Dry Red. Medium bodied red made from our Frontenac varietal grown on the north slope to accentuate the floral tones then fermented on French oak. Notes of black cherries, currants, vanilla, and spice in the finish. Available for online purchase.  Serve at room temperature.

Awards: Gold medal winner,  Best Dry Red in the Midwest at 2010 Mid-American Wine Competition.

Similar to:   Pinot Noir
Pairs well with:  Light enough for salmon but complex enough to hold up to some richer meat including duck.

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 Vintage Red

Semi-Dry Red, full flavored and robust with hints of cherries, currants & spice with a wisp of sweetness. Available for online purchase.  Serve at room temperature.

Similar to:   Our Red wines are unique to Iowa but if we had to choose, we would say it was similar to a Gamay
Pairs well with:   Grilled smoked meats, cheesecake, dark chocolate.

 

 

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American Concord

Sweet Red. Made from our Concord varietal this sweet robust red wine can be served chilled or room temperature. Available for online purchase. Serve chilled.

Awards: 2015 Gold Medal Mid-American Wine Competition

Similar to:   Classic Concord Wine
Pairs well with:  Dessert!

 

 

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Sparkling Wine


 Festiva

A delightful sparkling wine made from our Catawba grapes and hand-bottled by our cellar goddess. Awards: Gold medal winner and Best Sparkling Wine at 2011 Mid-American Wine Competition. Serve chilled.

Similar to:   Asti Spumante
Pairs well with:  As an Aperitf or with Dessert

Dessert Wine


Ruby LaBelle

Ruby Port-Style Wine. This luscious, bold Port-style wine is made from our Frontenac grapes and infused with our homemade brandy. The flavor will remind you of dark chocolate infused cherry. 20% Alcohol. Available for online purchase.  Serve at room temperature.

Similar to: Ruby Port
Pairs well with: Cheese and fresh fruit, chocolate and desserts

 

 

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Where to buy Summerset Wines

Photos by Emanuel Garcia of EMAN Art

Summerset Winery is located just minutes outside of Des Moines, Iowa in Indianola. Summerset Winery produces award winning Iowa wine from locally grown, central Iowa grapes. The tasting room is open Tuesday-Sunday all year long and Mondays by appointment. Summerset Winery offers wine tastings and tours, and is the ideal location to host weddings, receptions, corporate events, private parties, and more.