Blog & News

Marquette Grape Ripening February To Present

The summer has flown by and we can’t believe it is already mid August and harvest time!
This week we wanted to take a moment to look at how the grapes have progressed up until this...

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When it rains, it pours


The summer rainfall has been steadily falling in the past couple of weeks and we are happy to have the moisture back in our vineyard. The grass is growing and the vines are nearing the...

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Deer, Rabbits, and Birds Oh My

If you have ever visited Cellar 426 in  Late July and August odds are you have seen nets covering all of the grapevines. It may seem a little funky to cover all our vines with netting...

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Blaze will be back this summer!

Last week our cellar team emptied the Bourbon Barrels used to store the wine that makes up Blaze. This season we used 3 different bourbon barrels, Willet, Old Elk, and Wild Turkey to get the perfect...

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Vineyard Updates

Cellar 426 is growing! While there isn’t anything green growing yet, our exciting news is that we are expanding our vineyard. Last spring we planted two additional rows of grape vines of two different varieties, Petite...

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Winemaking Trials

As the wines from last season’s harvest inch closer to making their way to your glass, we have the exciting job of tasting them along their journey from grape to juice to wine! Our team recently...

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Pruning season is underway

Have you ever wondered what happens in the off season in the vineyard? As the weather begins warming up, hopefully for the foreseeable future, we begin cleaning the vines up and preparing them for spring time...

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Bottling Has Begun!

Today we began bottling the 2020 vintage of our wines as we started with Sweet and Sexy. The light to mid sweet white wine is made with the Brianna grape which we have on our estate...

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10 Minute Candied Walnuts


  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter


  1. Heat a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat, add 1 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 Tbsp butter.
  2. Heat over medium heat for 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently...
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Amy's Cranberry Salsa

We had a great time at our Holiday Charcuterie Class today! One of our hints is always have a least one WOW item on your Charcutuerie Board. Today's WOW item was a big hit - Cranberry Salsa...

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This is such a wonderful place tucked in my new fave town of Ashland, NE. The tasting room is beautiful, the staff are amazingly sweet and helpful, and the wine is oh so delish! I also LUV their seasonal sangria, mulled wine and live music. Thanks to the owners for sharing their LUV of wine with us!

- Cindi R.