Lavender Crest Winery

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Nestled in a beautiful country setting, just outside the Quad Cities, Lavender Crest Winery offers a wonderful array of award winning wines, banquet facilities, delightful lunch menu, informative wine tours and tastings…all with “hometown” hospitality.

2016 Featured Wines

REDS

  • MICHE SEPI – CABERNET – Named in honor of one of the Quad Cities Greatest natural resources, the Mississippi, this subtly “oaked” Cabernet juice from Chile
  • RITT’S RESERVE – CHAMBOURCIN – This full-bodied Chambourcin wine has a terrific nutty, fruity, violet aroma with a nice velvety dark cherry flavor. This wine has been barrel-aged with a special blend of oak.
  • CRIMSON – CABERNET/MERLOT – Full body red wine is a blend of our two most popular wines. Sixty percent Miche Sepi and forty percent Colona Red.
  • COLONA RED – MERLOT – A dry to semi-dry crafted from Merlot juice from Chile should be served at room temperature with a juicy steak, prime rib, spicy pasta or pizza
  • 1836 – PINOT NOIR – 1836 is a semi-dry wine created from Pinot Noir juice from Chile and should be served at room temperature with a juicy steak, prim rib, spicy pasta or pizza.
  • RED VELVET – FOCH – A semi-sweet red wine made from locally grown Marechal Foch has a vibrant, deep purple color, with a light-medium structure and dark berry fruit characteristics. Can be served at room temperature or chilled.
  • CHOCOLATE LOVE – FOCH – Blend of rich dark chocolate blended with Foch wine for a sensational taste that pairs well with many foods, especially raspberries and red cherries.
  • SPICE –BLEND – This exotic mixture of several spices transforms a blend of several of our fine wines into the perfect libation for fall and winter enjoyment. Served cold or warm, Spice is a crowd pleaser to be enjoyed with a variety of foods.
  • FOXY – CONCORD – Enjoy this delicious wine produced from Concord Grapes. The “foxy” wild grape flavor produces a young sweet red table wine that is light, fragrant, fresh and fruity. Especially delicious with light foods or desserts. Serve gently chilled to intensify its fruity flavor.

FRUIT WINES

  • COSMIC BOG – CRANBERRY – Maintaining the right balance between sweet and tart, this versatile wine made from pure cranberry juice is a perfect accompaniment to blue cheese, duck, turkey, and chocolate desserts.
  • OUT OF THE BLUE – BLUEBERRY & BLACKBERRY – The deep, luxurious bluish/purple color of Out of the Blue tempts your senses and invites you to explore the wine further. Swirl a little in the glass and breathe deeply to enjoy the intense blueberry/blackberry experience that awaits you upon the first sip. Serve at room temperature with appetizers and desserts.
  • JUBILEE – SOUR CHERRY – Reminiscent of biting in to a slice of your grandma’s cherry pie, this wonderful wine treats you to the heady aroma of red cherry. Not too sweet or too tart.

WHITES

  • CATCH OF THE DAY – CHARDONNAY – A dry white wine artistically crafted from Chardonnay . The “Catch” possesses a rich, round character highlighted by hints of vanilla and oak. Enjoy this crisp, fruity wine ever so slightly chilled with pasta and seafood.
  • TRAMINETTE – TRAMINETTE – Semi-Sweet White Wine crafted from the Traminette Grape. This grape has a pronounced varietal character likened to Gewurztraminer. It has an elegant floral aroma and a wonderful spicy flavor. Pairs well with Asian, poultry and seafood dishes.
  • COLONA WHITE – LA CRESCENT & GEWURZTRAMINER – Semi-sweet white wine crafted by Lavender Crest from Illinois grown La Crescent grapes. This wine possesses a fruity crisp flavor, with hints of tangerine and apricot. Similar to Riesling
  • FAITHFUL FRIENDS – LA CRESCENT & GEWURZTRAMINER – A delicate semi-sweet white wine crafted especially for the Quad City Animal Welfare Center. A portion of the proceeds goes to support this worthy endeavor.
  • MAJESTIC – VIGNOLES & LA CRESCENT – This semi-dry white wine made from Illinois Vignoles & La Crescent blend has a citrus aroma and flavor with a hint of pineapple and apricot. Serve this wine chilled with seafood, pork, and light dishes. Similar to Pinot Grigio.
  • BEACHES – NIAGARA & LA CRESCENT – Best known perhaps as a juice grape – the white-skinned counterpart to Concord – Niagara is in fact a multi-use grape blended with La Crescent It makes a “heady, heavily-scented wine” with floral notes. This crowd pleaser is best served chilled to sip with friends and family
  • SWEET TEMPTATION – ILLINOIS GOLDEN MUSCAT – With its distinct Golden Muscat aroma and flavor, You will not be able to resist this sweet dessert wine made from Golden Muscat and. Serve chilled. Similar to Moscato

BLUSH

  • MARY’S BLUSH – LA CRESCENT-FOCH-ZINFANDEL – A touch of citrus and floral, complimented by peach and pear accents make this semi-sweet wine one to enjoy on all occasions. Made with La Crescent and Foch grapes, Enjoy this wine lightly chilled with mild cheeses, salads and desserts. Similar to White Zinfandel.

NEW WINES

  • TRIBUTE –ANNIVERSAY WINE – TRAMINETTE -A semi-sweet, white wine from Traminette grape. This wine celebrates the 10th anniversary of Lavender Crest Winery. It also honors out Armed Forces, Veterans with a portion of every sale helping to support the Honor Flights of the Quad Cities.
  • ODDS & ENDS – WINEMAKER’S BLEND – A sweet wine blend based on the winemaker’s choice. It will be different every bottling. Always fun to compare.
  • STONE GROWN – APPLE CIDER – This sweet apple wine is made from locally grown apples- STONE APPLE BARN-pressed into pure cider.  Serve chilled for a taste lie a fresh, crisp, apple right off the tree.

Wine Freezes Lt. Blenders also available for tasting.

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