Authors

Markko Vineyard

Publication Date

Summer 2000

Document Type

Newsletter

Keywords

Dr. Konstantin Frank co-op grape grower, Ohio Wine Hall of Fame, Lake Erie AVA, Conneaut

Disciplines

Tourism and Travel | Viticulture and Oenology

Abstract

The passing of Tim Hubbard of Markko Vineyards and Bob Gottesman of Paramount Distillers is announced and is accompanied by an overview on how each contributed to the Ohio wine industry. Of particular note are the travels of Arnulf Esterer and Tim Hubbard to Hammondsport, New York to graft vines with the legendary Dr. Konstantin Frank in the late 1960s and 1970s.

Successful crop pruning techniques for the Lake Erie region explained.

Wine Notes

Character and quality of each vintage highlighted.

Brut Methode Champenoise (1992)

Chardonnay: Homage (1995), Reflections of Lake Erie (1996), Reserve (1995), and Traditional (1996 and 1997)

Cabernet Sauvignon: Traditional (1996 and 1997)

Riesling: Kabinett (1995) and Traditional (1996-1998)

Pinot Noir: Traditional (1997)

Covered Bridge: Chardonnay and Riesling

Comments

Courtesy of Markko Vineyard.

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