Eagle City Winery - Email Newsletter #47 (September E-Newsletter)

From: "Eagle City Winery" <winemaker@eaglecitywinery.com>
Subject: Eagle City Winery - Email Newsletter #47 (September E-Newsletter)
Date: Fri Jan 19 12:33:25 2018


Hello Wine Friends!

Do you like the frozen wine slushies known as Wine-A-Rita's?  We love 'em, our friends love 'em and our customers absolutely love 'em -- so we're throwing a Wine-A-Rita Party on October 17th.  We hope you can make it to this new fun event!

Summertime is winding down but there is still plenty of time to get out to Eagle City Winery to enjoy the warm days, try some of our wines, and sit out back and enjoy a bottle of wine with your friends. 

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

Hope to see you soon!
Ken & Carolyn


WINE-A-RITA!:  Wine-A-Rita Saturday is coming in October!  What's a Wine-A-Rita?  Wine-A-Rita's are frozen, fruity wine slushies that are incredibly yummy! Mark your calendar and plan to visit Eagle City Winery on October 17 (1-5pm) for a fun afternoon with delicious Wine A Rita's.  Live Music, wine samples and lots of Wine-A-Rita's!!

THAT'S A LOT OF WINE:  Did a little figuring the other day. Since the winery opened we have made 30,000 gallons of wine or 150,000 bottles of wine.  BOTTOMS UP!

AWARD WINNING WINES:  We measure the success of our wines in many ways.  The first measure begins in the field, whether that field is a vineyard, orchard, field, or bog.  Having exceptional fruit is the best step in creating great wines.  Our winemaker, Ken, with years of experience, works magic in the cellar to create delicious wines each year.  The second measure of success comes when you, our consumer, visits our winery and tastes and buys our wines.  Your comments help guide our process.  Finally, wine competitions bring expert wine judges together to critically taste and evaluate our wines.  When our wines win medal at competition it simply reinforces what you've been tell us all along. 

We're proud to report our wines did exceptionally well in competition this summer.  At the Iowa State Fair Commercial Wine Competition our Raspberry won highest honors with a Double Gold medal and our Apple Wine won Silver.  At the Mid-America Wine Competition our Harvest Blend won a Gold Medal, our Apple and Black Currant won Silver, while our new Chokecherry won Bronze.  Finally, the Indianapolis International Wine Competition our wines earned Silver Medal for Chokecherry, Black Currant and Raspberry and our Apple won a Bronze Medal.  We want to thank all of you for your continued support!

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 20 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

IOWA GRAPE FACTS:  Late 1800's Amana wines were made on a communal basis, and each family maintained designated rows of grapes. Amana wine was made and distributed by "punchable" tickets - 20 gallons a year for men, 12 for women.

HOLIDAY PARTY 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.

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

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.

WINE UPDATE:  Edelweiss is temporarily out of stock right now.  We'll let you know when it's back on the shelves!

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

ASK FOR QUALITY WINES.  Eagle City Winery is proud to report 18 of our 20 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.

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