Schatzi, meaning “darling” in German, is a sparkling wine fermented from LaCrescent and Prairie Star grapes. Characteristics that distinguish this sparkler are natural carbonation, the champenois method, giving elegant body, subtle fruits of apple and pear with a crisp acidity. Serve chilled with your Schatzi.
Freizeit means “free time”. This wine is made with Prairie Star which is a full bodied grape that often does not present an overabundance of fruity tones. To bring complexity to the table, it was put through malo-lactic fermentation, and barrel aged. As this is dry, fairly neutral, and has a nice body, it makes for an excellent wine to have with a meal… or whenever you have a little “free time”. Serve chilled. (Bronze Medal 2010 & 2011, Cold Climate Wine Competition) Drink within 1-3 years.
Drága, translating roughly to “precious” in Hungarian is our fullest bodied dry red. This wine is made with Marquette. Matured primarily in both Hungarian and French oak for twelve months, this is a very complex red with nice big soft round tannins. It should age quite well. Do not chill. (2008 & 2009 Silver medals, Bronze 2011, International Cold Climate Wine Competition) Drink within 2-4 years.
Neuhaus is the name of the town that our ancestors Franz and Ana came from in Austria. Made with the Marquette grape, this is a medium bodied dry red matured in American oak. It is a decent wine to have with beef, but shines even better with smoked meats or a good Austrian Schnitzel! Do not chill. Drink within 1-3 years. (Bronze medal 2009, Gold Medal 2011, International Cold Climate Wine Competition)
Róna is a poetic term for the Great Hungarian Plain of eastern Hungary where Ana grew up. This is a dry varietal Frontenac wine. Cherry and blackberry tones are most present. Barrel aged in French and American oak. This wine is moderatley tart so it is recommended to be paired with foods such as Cajun, Mexican, or Indian Curry. Something that’s got Zing! This wine is good to decant. (Bronze 2011, International Cold Climate Wine Competition) Do not chill. Drink within 2-4 years.
This wine is dedicated to the memory of Dick Millner our uncle/brother who passed away February 2010. Full of life and laughter, his presence at the winery, constant jokes and quick wit will be missed. This wine is light bodied and semi-sweet. It is primarily made with Frontenac and Sabrevois. We believe Dick is looking down from heaven watching us enjoy this wine. Do not chill. Drink within 1-3 years.
Translating to “Northern Sweet” in German, this wine is our sweetest red. It is made with Valiant, King of the North, and Bluebell. All three of these are Labrusca grapes, so do not expect oak or tannin out of this wine, but instead foxy fruit forward tones. This is the quintessential “American grape juice” kind of taste that will probably remind you of the juice you had growing up. Serve chilled. Drink within 1-2 years.
The Millner family has a long tradition of being slightly mischievous. For those looking for a non-traditional white, we put forward Schnickelfritz. Schnickelfritz translates from the German language roughly as rascal, and this wine surely lives up to its name. It is made from Minnesota Brianna grapes and was finished semi-sweet with a light body and no oak. It was cold fermented and because it’s a Labrusca wine, a unique foxy flavor arises. Enjoy chilled and with mischievous company.
Meaning “Sunset” in Hungarian, this seems to be a fitting name for our rosè. This is a varietal Frontenac Gris wine with a little skin extraction. Apricot and berry tones seem to be the most predominant flavors. This is a sweet fruit forward rosè with crisp acidity. We recommend having this wine with enjoyable company while watching a sunset. Serve chilled. Drink within 1-3 years.
Salier is the name of the ship in which Anastasia Müllner and family made their voyage from Europe to the New World on, thus starting the Millner family tree in America. This wine is is made primarily with free run Frontenac Gris. It was fermented cold to retain its fruitiness. Apricots are the dominant flavor with hints of pear, melon, grapefruit and berry in the background keeping you enticed. This wine is finished semi-sweet. Just like the ship, this wine will surely take you on a journey. We recommend serving this cold with chicken and pasta dishes. (1.7% RS) Serve chilled. Drink within 1-2 years.
(Silver Medal 2010, Gold Medal 2011 International Cold Climate Wine Competition)
This wine is named after Jon and Anna Millner’s daughter, Izabella. LaCrescent is the signature grape in this wine. This wine is sweet just like Iza and should be enjoyed young. It often pairs well with fruit based pastries for dessert. Apple, pineapple, melon, citrus and spice really come out with this wine. Much like a sweet German Riesling. Dessert Wine. Serve chilled. Drink Now. (Gold Medal 2008, Bronze Medal 2009 International Cold Climate Wine Competition)
Translating to “Millner White”, Müllner used to be the family name in Austria until they came to America and had it changed. This is a very fruit forward version of a light bodied Seyval Blanc. Apple, peach, and melon tend to show most here. Have this wine while relaxing by the lake. Dessert Wine. Serve chilled. Drink Now.
This wine is named after Papo (grandpa) Don Millner. This is a ruby port style wine made with 55% Frontenac and 45% Marquette. Full bodied and sweet with 20% alcohol, this wine should mature quite gracefully, just as Papo Millner has. Serve chilled and pair with dark chocolate. Drink within 3-7 years.