All of the wines are Austrian and Hungarian names; we are paying homage to our heritage. They are fermented, aged, and bottled on premise, nothing simply brought in from outside and sold here. We want you to know that we crafted all our wines, enjoy.
We Offer 4 different flight from dry to specialty.
Freizeit meaning “Free Time,” this wine is made with Prairie Star which is a Swenson grape variety. It is a light bodied dry white, not too terribly unlike Pinot Grigio in nature; not an overabundance of fruity tones. Neutrality with a little complexity, barrel aged in French Oak an excellent food pairing wine. Serve chilled. Drink within 1-4 years. (Bronze Medal 2010 & 2011, Cold Climate Wine Competition)
Drága translates roughly to “precious” in Hungarian, our fullest bodied dry red. This wine is made with Marquette, has extended skin fermentation, and is barrel aged for twelve months in primarily Hungarian with some American and French as well. Nice complexity to this unfiltered wine with a little tannin, but not overpowering. Do not chill. Silver medal winner ICCWC 2013. Drink within 2-5 years. (2008 & 2009 Silver medals, Bronze 2011, International Cold Climate Wine Competition)
Neuhaus is the name of our town of origin in Austria. This wine is made with Marquette, but unlike Drága, this is not barrel aged. Thus, it tends to be a bit crisper with a little more fruit. Does well with lighter beef dishes or some pork such as Austrian Schnitzel! Do not chill. Drink within 2-4 years (Bronze medal 2009, Gold Medal 2011, International Cold Climate Wine Competition)
Róna is a poetic term for the Great Hungarian Plain in eastern Hungary where Annamaria grew up. This is a dry varietal Frontenac wine, barrel aged in French and Hungarian 500 L puncheons. This wine is moderately tart, thus it is often nice to pair this wine with food that is seasoned a little heavier or a bit spicy, goes well with our Gyulai Hungarian sausage! Do not chill. Drink within 2-5 years (Bronze 2011, International Cold Climate Wine Competition)
This wine is dedicated to the memory of Dick Millner, our uncle/brother who passed away in February 2010. Full of life and laughter, his presence at the winery, constant jokes, and quick wit will always be missed. This wine is a light bodied semi-sweet made with Sabrevois with a touch of Marquette and Frontenac. Do not chill. Drink within 1-3 years. We believe Dick is looking down from heaven watching us enjoy this wine.
Meaning “Sunset” in Hungarian, a varietal Frontenac Gris fermented on the skins for a few days before being pressed. This is a little higher alcohol than most rose’ wines with apricot and berry tones, so it does have a bit more bite and body than you might expect out of rose’. Excellent with salmon, we recommend having this wine with enjoyable company while watching a sunset. Serve chilled. Drink within 1-4 years.
Named after the ship our family sailed to America in 1882, thus beginning the family tree in Minnesota. Made primarily with free run Frontenac Gris and Fermented cold, notes of Apricot, grape fruit and citrus come to mind. No oak and finished semi-sweet. This wine will take you on a journey! Silver Medal Winner 2013 ICCWC. Drink within 1-4 years.
(Silver Medal 2010, Gold Medal 2011 International Cold Climate Wine Competition)
Meaning rascal or trouble maker, as a non-traditional white wine it lives up to its name. Made with Brianna, this is a semi-sweet foxy white wine with a slight tart finish, light bodied no oak. Enjoy chilled and around your favorite trouble makers!
Translating to “Northern Sweet” in German, this wine is our sweetest red. Blending a few different Labrusca varieties so do not expect oak or tannin with this wine. It is sweet, light, and fruity, the quintessential “American grape juice” kind of taste that will probably remind you of grape juice from your childhood. Serve Chilled. Drink within 1-2 years.
(This is a new wine!) Try saying that! It means Good Times in German. It is made with Prairie Star grapes, but instead of fermenting it all the way to dryness as with Freizeit, I left it semi-sweet. It is a wonderful easy drinking fruity wine, with no barrel aging. Hints of apple, mango, pineapple, and melon come through. Serve chilled.
Named after Jon and Anna’s daughter, Izabella, this is a wine like no other. Made with 100% La Crescent grapes, to our winemaker Jon Millner, this is the best white grape variety in Minnesota. This wine screams a lot of apple and pineapple tones, yet its sweetness is nicely balanced with acidity so it doesn’t taste syrupy.This wine won the Governor’s cup for Best Wine made in Minnesota in 2013. Serve chilled. (Gold Medal 2008, Bronze Medal 2009 International Cold Climate Wine Competition)
Translating to “Millner White,” Müllner was the family name in Austria and in America it changed to Millner. This is a very fruit forward expression of Seyval Blanc, it is moderately similar to Little Iza. The grapes, Seyval is a grandparent to the La Crescent grape making their profiles of the wine somewhat similar, but this is much more subtle in flavor. Peach, melon and apple come through, but not jumping out of the glass like Little Iza. Serve chilled.
Schatzi meaning “darling” in German it is our sparkling wine created via traditional Champagne method of a secondary fermenting in the bottle. Primarily Prairie Star with some La Crescent grapes, this creates an elegant body and sparkle with subtle fruits of pear and apple with a nice crisp acidity. Serve chilled. Bronze medal winner ICCWC 2013. Drink within 3-8 years.
Meaning Grandpa in Hungarian, named after grandpa Don Millner. This is a ruby style port wine made with a blend of Marquette and Frontenac and fortified with brandy in traditional port method. The alcohol is about 20%, thus, it is somewhat sweet, but also a very stiff drink! Great with dark chocolate or if having with cheeses, a nice strong cheese like Roquefort or Gorgonzola. Drink within 5-10 years.
(This is a new Wine!) Made from pressing frozen Frontenac Gris grapes to concentrate the sugar, acid and flavor compounds, roughly about a 40% concentrating on the juice. The resulting wine has a tremendous amount of flavor and sweetness. Drink within 3-10 years.