Markko Vineyard represents one of the first serious attempts by an Ohio winemaker to grow European Vinifera grapes on the shores of Lake Erie. Other winemakers had had some success with the hardier French-American hybrid grapes. But now, we were setting out to pour heart and soul into two of the world’s great Vinifera-Chardonnay and Riesling varietals.
Today that pioneering effort has borne fruit.
Our Chardonnay and Riesling wines can hold up their heads proudly in the company of America’s finest white wines. They’re recognized and acclaimed for their fine varietal character by some of the country’s leading wine experts.
The Cabernet Sauvignon, an experiment of more recent vintage, is coming into its own as well. Blended with Chamborcin, Cabernet Frank, and Merlot, our Cabernet is a hearty-mouth-filling red wine.
We’re enormously proud of every one of these wines. They are perhaps our greatest satisfactions.
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