Black Squirrel Vineyard

by admin on July 22, 2011

Black Squirrel VineyardIn 2006, George and Shelly Ibach began the Black Squirrel Vineyard. On their 300 acre fruit farm in Wisconsin known as Triple Coulee Farm, the Ibachs cultivated a vineyard that’s best for the cold climate to yield red wine grapes.

These variety of vines are the Marquette Grapes. This particular variety was developed by the University of Minnesota. The Marquette proves to have good resistance against black rot, downy mildew and powdery mildew. It has an average juice pH value of 3.00 and has high sugar content and acid level, making it manageable for winemakers to use.

The Ibachs planted 386 vines in 2007. More vines were added to the initial grapevines and for 2009, there were 1409 Marquette vines on the Black Squirrel Vineyard.

The vineyard is located a short distance away from Elmwood, Wisconsin, USA. Living in the coulees and woods on the farm, you can probably spot black squirrels nearby. This inspired the name of the vineyard.

To buy Marquette grapes, you can contact blacksquirrelvineyard@gmail.com for more details.

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