Monday, September 15, 2014

Vertical Tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon September 20, 2014

Vertical Tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon
Saturday September 20th, 2014
Mission Mountain Winery encourages all wine lovers to attend our free event on Saturday September 20th – 10 am to 5 pm : Vertical Tasting of Mission Mountain Winery Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a part of the winery’s continuing program to educate the community about the aging and care of fine wine. What is a vertical tasting? It is the presentation of wine from older to younger vintages allowing one to see the effects of time upon a wine from the same place. We will start off with a 2004 vintage Mission Mountain Winery Cabernet Sauvignon and followed by the 2005 and 2007 vintages.  Mission Mountain Winery is located on Highway 93 in Dayton on the west shore of beautiful Flathead Lake.

2007 CABERNET SAUVIGNON  Ideal spring temperatures lead to even, timely fruit set. Late spring was warmer than usual. Summer was uneven – overall averages of temperatures were slightly lower, but there were major heat spikes to shut the vine down. Sugar levels remained slightly lower than usual. Ideal, slightly cool but sunny and dry fall weather allowed for very long hang time when necessary. Flavor development, acid balance, phenolic ripeness all occurred without the threat of high sugars. 2007 is an excellent vintage with ripeness to enjoy now but balance to allow for a decade of aging for  Cabernet Sauvignon,
$28.00            $6.00 per glass

2005 CABERNET SAUVIGNON A mild winter and warm spring led to relatively early and heavy fruit set, and a hot summer rapidly accelerated ripening. September and October cooled significantly, allowing for extended hang time and flavor development. Overall, the 2005 vintage produced highly concentrated and intensely colored red wines.


  $40.00             $8.00 per glass

2004 CABERNET SAUVIGNON – A hot growing season followed by a cool fall created a longer harvest, resulting in a Cabernet with full, rich flavors. The vineyard produced small berry size with concentrated, quality fruit. The cool fall extended hang time with final berries picked in early November.
$40.00             $8.00 per glass

Friday, September 12, 2014

Taste the Gold Medal Winning Mission Mountain Winery Reds

Come taste our international medal winnig reds at the Western Montana Wine and Beer Festival. This is held at the Adams Center in Missoula Friday September 12 and starts at 7:00 pm. Tasters Guild International Wine Competition awarded 
Mission Mountain Winery Merlot Reserve 2010 and Monster Red 2010  Gold Medals and a silver to the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. This makes seven consecutive vintages that our Merlot Reserve has taken gold medals in international competitions. The Monster Red also has accumulated an impressive track record having been awarded silver or gold  in international competitions ever since we stared producing it in 1999. All these wines are currently available at stores and restaurants across Montana.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Dayton Daze Saturday Sept 6th

The little town of Dayton is holding the annual Dayton Daze festival on Saturday September 6th.




Mission Mountain Winery encourages you to attend our free event 10 am to 5 pm : Dayton Day at the Winery. We are joining the community of Dayton in celebrating its 104th anniversary. You are invited to enjoy the Dayton Daze festivities of Bazaars, Parades, Sailboat rides , Barbecues and Wine Tasting,  Mission Mountain Winery is located on Highway 93 in Dayton on the west shore of beautiful Flathead Lake.

A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Merlot Madness Saturday August 9th 10-6


Come join use for our mid summer celebration -  Merlot Madness.  We will be doing a free vertical tasting of three of our International Gold Medal winning Merlots from the 2004, 2005 and the release of our 2009 vintage.This is a part of the winery’s continuing program to educate the community about the aging and care of fine wine. What is a vertical tasting? It is the presentation of wine from older to younger vintages allowing one to see the effects of time upon a wine from the same place.   Mission Mountain Winery is located on Highway 93 in Dayton on the west shore of beautiful Flathead Lake.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Muscat Madness Saturday July 19 10am-6pm

Mission Mountain Winery  encourages all Summer wine lovers to attend our free event on Saturday June 19th 10 am to 6 pm : Muscat Madness. This is a part of the winery's continuing program to educate the community about the pleasurable synergies created by the pairing of food and wine. The staff and winemaker  will let you sample Muscat Canelli, Nouveaux Riche late harvest Muscat and a Muscat Cream Sherry. Mission Mountain Winery is located on Highway 93 in Dayton on the west shore of beautiful Flathead Lake.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer on Flathead Lake

The sail boats are cruising the bay  between the Mission Mountain Winery and Wildhorse  Island parading their colorful spinnakers on their down wind reach to Dayton. Come kick back , relax and enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the boats and the birds. Our delicious wines and beautiful grounds await your escape to our care free world. Cheers!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Ice Cream Social recipes

Moscato Sorbbet

12 oz Mission Mountain Winery Muscat Canelli 
6 oz water 
4 oz sugar

Heat water and sugar until sugar is dissolved.
Add Mission Mountain Winery Muscat Canelli Muscat 
Chill mixture in Refrigerator.
Place mixture in ice cream maker then transfer to containers to store in freezer until ready to serve.



 Riesling Cookie recipe
 
makes 3 dozen 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Place the raisins or chopped dates in a bowl and cover with white wine. Set aside to soak.
  3. Cream the shortening with the brown and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and lemon and or vanilla extracts.
  4. Stir the flour, cinnamon and salt together.
  5. Dissolve the baking soda in 1/3 cup of the wine and beat it into the shortening mixture. Stir in the flour. Drain the soaked raisins and stir them and the walnuts into the dough.
  6. Drop tablespoonfuls of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 10 minutes.