Eagle City Winery - Email Newsletter #44 (June E-Newsletter)

From: "Eagle City Winery" <winemaker@eaglecitywinery.com>
Subject: Eagle City Winery - Email Newsletter #44 (June E-Newsletter)
Date: Fri Jan 19 12:33:15 2018


Hello Wine Friends!

We've had a wonderful spring so far and during the past couple of weeks we've released a brand new wine (see below) and won a major honor in an important wine competition (see below). 

Now we've got one more thing that we're looking forward to: our annual Spring Open House (June 13-14) at the winery.  It's always such a treat to reconnect with our old friends and meet new ones.  Please mark the date on your calendar and join us!

We'd love to have you visit us this month.  We're open Tuesday-Saturday: 10am to 5pm; Sunday: 1pm to 5pm; and closed Mondays. 

Hope to see you soon!
Ken & Carolyn


SPRING OPEN HOUSE: Eagle City Winery is pleased to announce our Spring Open House will be held on June 13 and 14, 1:00 to 5:00 PM at the winery.  Each spring and fall we welcome our old friends, new friends, and those who want to know more about us to our open house.  It's a family-friendly event jam-packed with fun activities for all: tractor trolley rides to the upper Eagle City Park and Ken's famous Donkey Cart rides behind EC, the winery donkey mascot.

Open House Special - when you purchase 6 bottles of EC wines get 5% off (or an EC wine glass) or buy a case (12 bottles) and get 10% off or 2 wine glasses.

Our Spring Open House also features free wine tastings, live music and a chance to learn more about how wine is made, and an opportunity to stroll the vineyard grounds.  Bring your friends for a great afternoon of entertainment


NEED EVENT SPACE?  Looking for a location for your wedding?  Need a venue for your upcoming special event, business retreat, reception, reunion or party?  Eagle City Winery has facilities and space available to rent.  Please visit our website: www.eaglecitywinery.com or call 641-939-7755.


NEW WINE: Winemaker Ken got extra creative with this new wine made from Prunus virginiana, or known by its common name, Chokecherry.  Don't be fooled by the name because this wine is lovely, bright red raspberry color with a hint of purple; on the nose there are lovely aromas of Bing cherry, raspberry, and dark cherry tootsie pops; and on the palate the dark, sweet cherry with a hint of raspberry shines through coating your mouth with rich deliciousness and just the right balance of tartness and sweet.  You're going to love this one!

ONLINE STORE:  Have you ever wanted to send a gift bottle or case of Eagle City Winery wines to your family and friends living out of state?  Good News!  We currently ship our wines to 18 states across the US.  Give your family and friends a taste of Iowa by sending them a bottle or case today!  Check out our online store: https://www.vinoshipper.com/wines/eagle_city_winery

AWARD WINNING WINES:   The prestigious Tasters Guild Wine Competition results are in! We are pleased and proud to report our Apple Wine received a DOUBLE GOLD Medal! This means all the judges agreed our apple wine was best among the best!

Wonder how many Eagle City wines have earned distinction in competition over the past years? 

Black Currant: 2 Double Gold and 3 Gold
Apple: 1 Double Gold
Raspberry: 2 Gold
Harvest Blend: 1 Gold
Cranberry: 1 Gold
Eagle City Red: 1 Gold
75 Silver and Bronze medals with a total of 86 awards!

Congratulations to our winemaker Ken on this amazing accomplishment!

IOWA GRAPE FACTS:  Grape vines planted in Iowa need very little if any fertilizer due to Iowa's very fertile soils.

DID YOU KNOW?  You can save 5% at the winery on your Eagle City wine purchase when you buy six or more bottles?

ASK FOR QUALITY WINES.  With the addition of our Rhubarb and Riesling, Eagle City Winery is proud to report 90% of our wines are IQ certified!   What does that mean? 

Quality Wine Assurance - To increase consumer awareness of Iowa's wine quality the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute has assisted the Iowa Wine Growers Association (IWGA) to establish the Iowa Quality Wine Consortium (IQWC).To be awarded IQWC status, wines submitted will need to pass both laboratory chemical analysis and sensory evaluation to be recommended by the Wine Institute Director and approved by the Iowa Quality Wine Consortium (IQWC) board.

WINE TASTINGS:  Don't miss these upcoming retailer wine tastings. June 18 - Eagle City Winery will be pouring wine samples at Front and Center in Barnum, Iowa (6pm to 9pm)

RETAIL OUTLETS.  You can now find Eagle City wines at these fine retail locations.  Visit: www.eaglecitywinery.com and click on "Retail Outlets."

EC WINES IN IOWA:  Does your favorite wine store carry Eagle City wines?  You can help us find new homes for our wines, simply by dropping us a note winemaker@eaglecitywinery.com or posting a note on our Facebook page. 

You can find Eagle City wines at many Iowa locations:  http://eaglecitywinery.com/pages/ - click on the Retail Outlet tab.

FACEBOOK - We're on Facebook and post regularly.  If you haven't yet, please "Like" us on Facebook, share your memories and photos.  Feel free to ask any wine-related question and we'll do our best to answer them promptly.  Find us here:  www.facebook.com/EagleCityWinery

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