Catawba, a grape native to the America’s, was the first widely grown grape for wine production in the United States. By the mid-1800's, there were over 30,000 acres of this vine grown along the Ohio River Valley in Indiana and Ohio. We planted this grape because of its colorful history and the belief that it would ripen well at Creekbend and make a fantastic wine. It has worked out beautifully. At 13 acres, Catawba is one of our largest varietal plantings.
Our philosophy is for the flavor in the vineyard to show at its best in the finished wine, and few wines demonstrate this better than Catawba, which bursts with flavors of strawberry and peach. Perfect with light fruit and a variety of cheeses, from smooth fontina to tangy goat cheese. We suggest a pairing with fresh Waldorf salad!
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