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Petite Pearl

Petite Pearl
Petite Pearl is a cold-hardy, red wine, hybrid grape that was developed by Tom Plocher of Bevans Creek Vineyard and Nursery. It was first introduced in 2010, and Old Folsom Vineyard planted the grape for the first time in 2014, making us one of the earlier growers of this cultivar. Petite Pearl has survived after temperatures as low as -32° F. It is highly disease resistant to powdery mildew, downey mildew, black rot, and bunch rot. Its clusters are compact with small berries. Low acid levels make Petite Pearl ideal for a standalone red varietal wine or a valuable blending component. The...
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Marquette wins Silver in San Francisco

Marquette wins Silver in San Francisco
The 2014 vintage of The American, made by Firehouse Wine Cellars with 100% Old Folsom Vineyard-grown Marquette grapes, won a silver medal at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition! Seven thousand wines from 28 states across the country were entered in 2017, making it the largest competition of American wines in the world. This is the third award received by this particular Marquette vintage. It has also won a silver medal in the 2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition and a bronze medal at the 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition .
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Sweet Edie

Sweet Edie
Sweet Edie is made from Old Folsom Vineyard's Frontenac grapes. It has been blended with a California Viognier to make for a pleasing intermingling of red raspberry and floral notes on the nose. Like the wine's namesake, this rosé is strong and bold with a hint of sweetness. Flavors include cherry blossoms with a fresh touch of sweet apple cider finish on the palate. This wine is a treasure to be enjoyed! The old saying, "behind every great man, stands a great woman," aptly describes Teddy Roosevelt's second wife, Edith. Mother of six, First Lady, and valued political confidante, Edith ...
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Italy comes to Dakota

Italy comes to Dakota
This fall, we were thrilled to host Mike's cousin, Giovanna, and her family from northern Italy as they visited the Black Hills. Though we harvested nearly all of our grapes earlier in the month, we left a few behind for Giovanna to pick. Marnie then made some jelly with these grapes so that Giovanna and her family could take home a little taste of Old Folsom Vineyard.
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The Tradition

The Tradition
This specialty Marquette is a limited annual offering of just one barrel. Each year we will add new wine to the barrel from our latest vendemmia, or grape harvest, by using the solera process for aging. Using a fractional blending method means that this limited Marquette will be a special mixture of ages, with its average age gradually increasing as we repeat this process over years to come. This method also ensures that each bottle will always have a little of the original Marquette from our first year as a winery to pass on to others. "Generation to generation we pass on traditions...
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2016 Harvest

2016 Harvest
Join us for our 2016 Grape Harvest at Old Folsom Vineyard this Labor Day weekend! It's the most fun work of the year when we pick grapes the old fashioned way - with your helping hands. We'll start at 9:00 am on Saturday, Sept. 3, and go throughout the weekend until we've picked them all. Lunch will be provided, including beverages. If you have any extra 5-gallon buckets, you can bring one along to sit on. Also remember sun screen, hat, sun glasses, and appropriate footwear (flip-flops are not recommended). The harvest will be small this year and may only last one day, depending...
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