Eagle City Winery - Email Newsletter #57 (August E-Newsletter)

From: "Eagle City Winery" <winemaker@eaglecitywinery.com>
Subject: Eagle City Winery - Email Newsletter #57 (August E-Newsletter)
Date: Fri Jan 19 12:34:49 2018


Hello Wine Friends,

Hope you're enjoying summer and sipping some of our wines on these warm evenings. We've been busy cleaning up after a couple big storms hit our vineyard, first a lightning strike and then a week later a big wind storm. That's part of the challenge of growing grapes in the heartland.

We'll be at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, August 13th pouring wine at the Wine Experience tent on the hill near Grandfathers Barn. Come out and try five of our favorite wines and support the Iowa wine industry.

Road Trip: Make sure to stop by the winery soon to try our wines and spend some time sipping wine and relaxing in our gathering room, wandering in our vineyard, and checking out our latest gift shop items. We're open Tuesday-Saturday: 10am to 5pm; Sunday: 1pm to 5pm; and closed Mondays. 

See you soon!
Ken & Carolyn

  The Wine Diamonds documentary film team visited us late last winter and filmed an interview with owner/winemaker Ken Groninga and then afterwards shot a short web series episode called, "on the road."  Click here to watch the short video: https://youtu.be/w_djLgueJOg - learn more about the film project by visiting: www.winediamondsfilm.com

  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 STATE FAIR WINE EXPERIENCE: Find Eagle City Winery (and 5 of our wines) at the Iowa State Fair's Wine Experience (up near Grandfathers Barn) on Saturday, August 13th. 

PARTY SPACE?  Do you need a special place for your upcoming holiday party?  Are you 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.

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.

GIFTS AND WINE SUPPLIES - Our gift shop, inside our tasting room, is filled with a wide variety of gifts and supplies for the wine lover in your life.  We've got a fantastic selection of functional and attractive wine racks, wine supplies and tools, and cork cages where you can keep your collection of wine closures.

PREVENT WINE HEAT DAMAGE:  How to Prevent Wine Heat Damage? Don't Leave Wine in Your Car. This is one of the most common scenarios: You run to the store to grab a couple of items for a dinner party. You don't buy any frozen goods, so you think nothing of running a couple of errands afterwards. Your car (especially your trunk) can reach well above 100° Fahrenheit on an average summer day. Wine will start to cook above 90° Fahrenheit. Treat your wine like a basket of fresh berries or a quart of ice cream. Precious!

-Put wine in the passenger compartment with you
-Make a wine purchase / pick up the last stop and go directly home
-If you're on a wine tasting, carry your purchases into the next winery or restaurant
-Keep it cool.

Source: Wine Folly

IOWA WINE FACT:  Did you know the latest study shows the economic impact of the 105 Iowa wineries is $420,000,000!?  Thanks for supporting locally grown and made Iowa wine.

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.  Eagle City Winery wines are available across Iowa at many retailer locations. Wonder if we're near you?  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

2016 IOWA WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR!  Congratulations to Eagle City Winery owner/winemaker Ken Groninga for this important achievement.

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