Ohio Wine Hall of Fame, Lake Erie AVA, Conneaut
Tourism and Travel | Viticulture and Oenology
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.
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
Markko Vineyard(1983). No. 12, The Gadding Vine and Wine List, Fall 1983. Markko Vineyard Documents. Paper 26.