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Lake Erie Wine with Distinction™

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The Sweetness Scale listed after each wine ranges from 0 (Driest) to 4 (Sweetest)

Conneaut Cellars Forté Venango Photo

Forté Venango (Red Port)
Named for the nearby 1760 British Fort. Aromas and flavors are star anise, nutmeg, fig, orange, and chocolate. This dessert wine pairs with blue cheese, dark chocolate truffles, and pecan pie. (500 ml bottle).

Sweet Scale: 3

Conneaut Cellars Ice House Misty Bubbly Photo

Ice House Misty Bubbly
Is a semi-dry sparkling wine with citrus aroma and goes well with fish & chips, egg dishes, and with appetizers. Named for icehouses on south side of the lake during the 1890s-1930s. (750 ml bottle).

Sweet Scale: 2

Conneaut Cellars Ice House Crackling Pink Bubbly Photo

Ice House Crackling Pink Bubbly
This sparkling wine is less effervescent than our white bubbly, semi-sweet, and has a grapy aroma. Crackling wine is known as frizzante (Italy), petillant (France), and spritzing (Germany). Named for icehouses on south side of the lake during the 1890s-1930s. (750 ml bottle).

Sweet Scale: 3

Conneaut Cellars Chat de Vie Photo

Chat de Vie (Red Vermouth)
Inspired by Italian Torino-Piedmont aperitifs with American twist with extra bitterness, we use our wine and brandy. We macerate the vermouth using a mix of over 20 ingredients (using organic whenever possible), which includes orange peels, vanilla, cinnamon, traditional wormwood, and other botanicals. The bitter (amaro) initial taste disappears with aftertaste of black cherry, orange rinds, vanilla, cinnamon, and anise. This vermouth is the first commercially produced vermouth in PA and is named Chat de Vie (French for Cat of Life) for the Erie Indians of the 1600s. Serve in Manhattans or over the rocks with orange slice as after dinner drink.

Sweet Scale: 3

Conneaut Cellars Chat de Vie Photo

Celoron Dry White Vermouth
This dry white vermouth is golden straw in color with apple, peach and hints of chamomile flavors.  It is fortified with our white un-aged brandy (Cussewago Brandy) and is hand bottled at 18% ABV.  It is served as L’Apertif and paired with oysters, clams, and other seafood. Named for Pierre Joseph Celoron de Bienville (French Canadian officer and explorer) that led the 1749 expedition to advance France’s territorial claim on the Ohio Valley (Allegheny River to the Great Miami River). 

Sweetness Scale= 0