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Saturday, June 14, 2014

City Girl's Wine Journal- Edelweiss

Just up the road from the Little Lake House is a pretty cool old schoolhouse. Now remodeled and home to Dale Valley Winery, it's one of my favorite places in the region to visit. The building is quite fantastic, restored with great care and some schoolhouse memories left intact, and features a nice tasting bar.

While my sister and I were avoiding getting wet on our terribly rainy garage sale day, we decided to stop in the winery and see what was new. Wine flavored lip glosses for one thing, and a custom made bath soap that contains some of the actual wine from the winery. Amazing fragrance!

Since my nephew was along for the ride (and old enough to drive,but not old enough to drink) we had a designated driver so.......let the wine tasting commence! We tried several wines that day and they were all so delicious.

I always buy a couple (or several) bottles to take home and today was no exception. I really love wines made from the Iowa-grown grape Edelweiss. It is so versatile- it can be made into a sweeter wine, and kept quite a bit on the dry side. 

Today I bought a bottle of the new limited release, Estate Edelwiess, which, unlike their other Edelweiss wine, which is a little sweeter, with green apple and tropical fruit notes, the Estate release is much drier. It's acidic, fruity, and reminds me of Granny Smith apples and limes. Quite tart, not a lot of tannins but brings on a nice pucker. It's great for drinking on its own or made into a white sangria to sweeten it up a bit.

All of the wines here are wonderful, and the labels all feature a cute depiction of a one room schoolhouse. If you are ever in west central Iowa be sure and check out Dale Valley- you will love it!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 55: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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