Authors

Markko Vineyard

Publication Date

Fall 1983

Document Type

Newsletter

Keywords

Ohio Wine Hall of Fame, Lake Erie AVA, Conneaut

Disciplines

Tourism and Travel | Viticulture and Oenology

Abstract

Explore how a 1980 Markko Chardonnay edged out Mondavi's 1981 Chardonnay for the "Best of Show" at a blind tasting in Tornoto for members of the Society for American Wines.

The story of the 1983 harvest and why Riesling needed to be picked off season.

Wine Notes

The winery releases a "Covered Bridge" commemorative label in celebration of Ashtabula County's newest 'old bridge' situated less than a mile from the vineyard.

Character of each vintage highlighted.

Chardonnay: Traditional, 1976, 1979-1981

Cabernet Sauvignon: 1979-1980

Riesling: 1977 (Sweet), 1980 (Dry)

Covered Bridge: Picnic White and Picnic Red

Underridge White: Riesling, Chardonnay, Riesling/Chardonnay Blend

Comments

Courtesy of Markko Vineyard.

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