Eagle City Winery - Email Newsletter #32 (May E-Newsletter)

From: "Eagle City Winery" <winemaker@eaglecitywinery.com>
Subject: Eagle City Winery - Email Newsletter #32 (May E-Newsletter)
Date: Fri Jan 19 12:37:23 2018


Hello Eagle City Winery Friends,

Happy Spring!  After such a long, cold winter we were happy to get out into our vineyard and do some pruning this past several weeks.  We're hopeful the very low temperatures haven't hurt our vines this year. 

We're already planning for our annual Spring/Summer Winery Open House (July 12-13) and hope you can make it this year.  Our events are family-friendly and give us all a chance to reconnect (or if you're new to Eagle City Winery, a chance to visit a little and for you to try our wines).  The results from the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition are in and our Black Currant and Eagle City White did very well.

We'd love to have you visit us soon and remember we're back to our normal business hours.  Open Tuesday-Saturday: 10am to 5pm; Sunday: 1pm to 5pm; and closed Mondays. 

Hope to see you soon!

Ken & Carolyn

  Spring/Summer Winery Open House at Eagle City Winery (July 12 and 13, 1:00 to 5:00 PM) -  Free wine tasting , snacks, live music, tractor trolley rides in upper Eagle City Park and donkey cart rides behind EC the winery mascot. Bring your friends for a great afternoon of entertainment. Try our new wines Harvest Blend and Strawberry Wine!


ASK FOR QUALITY WINES:  Not sure which Iowa wine to choose? Use your IQ.  Wines with Iowa Quality (IQ) Wine Consortium seals have been independently tested and quality approved so choose confidently and enjoy Iowa Quality wine!  We're proud to announce our newest wines: Harvest Blend and Strawberry are IQ approved. That makes a total of 13 Eagle City Wines that are Certified!

WINE UPDATE & INFO:  We've got a fantastic array of quality Iowa made wines for you to taste and enjoy. Check 'em out!

  • Try our Black Currant wine, which is a medium sweet wine made from fresh black currants. A very unique wine and an exciting new taste experience.

  • Our Harvest Blend is currently out of stock but we'll have more shortly (within the next couple of weeks).

  • Have you tried our new Strawberry Wine? This is the real-deal, made from juicy, red, ripe delicious strawberries. Our Strawberry Wine is a medium sweet wine made from fresh strawberries and is a wonderful taste delight.

  •  Like sparkling wine?  Try our American Golden Riesling, a sparkling wine that is mildly sweet and made to go well with graduations, weddings, anniversaries or other special occasions.

VINEYARD UPDATE:  Over the past month we were able to get out into our vineyard and give our grape vines a good pruning and soon we ought to see the buds begin to swell and burst into life. 

WINE TASTINGS:  Help us support our retailers and try our wines!

  • May 10 - Taste of Vinton, downtown at CreARTivity Studio from 4pm to 8pm

NEED EVENT SPACE?  Need a venue for your upcoming special event, wedding rehearsal, 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.

DID YOU KNOW: After World War II, most of Iowa's commercial vineyards were located in southwest Iowa in Harrison, Mills, and Pottawattamie counties. In 1948 Pottawattamie County produced 2 million pounds of grapes on 3,200 acres.  As of June of 2012 Iowa had 99 wineries with approximately 300+ vineyards covering 1,200 acres.  Source: Mike White, ISU Extension.

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

ONLINE STORE:  Want to ship Eagle City wines to friends across the country? 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 two today! 

Check out our online store: https://www.vinoshipper.com/wines/eagle_city_winery

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.

AWARD WINNING WINES:  The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition is the second largest wine competition in the United States. Wines from all over the United States and across the world are judged at this competition.  Eagle City Winery earned recognition for two of our wines this year at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.  We're proud to announce our Black Currant wine earned a Silver Medal and our Eagle City White wine earned a Bronze Medal. 

FACEBOOK:  "Like" us on Facebook, share your memories and photos.  Find us here:  www.facebook.com/EagleCityWinery

SPRING HOURS: We're back to our normal business hours.  The winery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm; Sunday from 1pm to 5pm; and closed on Mondays. Call 641-648-3669 if you have questions.

Thank you for your business and we hope to see you soon!

Eagle City Winery
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