The holiday countdown has begun! Everywhere we turn it seems that we’re being reminded how many shopping days there are until Christmas, right? To make your holidays a little merrier, I’m hosting a Contest during which I’ll give away 12 bottles of wine from North Iowa’s own Train Wreck Winery in Algona.
Train Wreck Wines are available for purchase during the fall season inside The Market at Enchanted Acres. Each September during our Fresh on the Farm event, visitors to my farm have had the opportunity to sample wines from Train Wreck. This year we offered samples of “tried and true favorites” like Caboose (my personal fav), Choo Choo Choose Me Cranberry (another personal favorite) and Gandy Dancer (my choice to serve with a holiday meal). We also got introduced to new wines including Brianna, Edelweiss and Whistle Stop.
Brianna is a slightly sweet, almost off-dry, wine. It’s an excellent dinner wine with pasta, poultry and cheeses. FUN FACT: The 2013 Brianna was the only Iowa wine to win a Double-Gold Medal at the 2015 Cold Climate Wine Competition.
Edelweiss wine has floral notes and just enough sweetening to tame the high acid in the grape. NOTE: The Edelweiss is a standalone grape in Train Wreck’s Edelweiss wine, but it’s blended with Brianna grapes to make Caboose. Personally, Edelweiss reminded me of a Riesling. When Iowa’s landscape becomes a frozen tundra, I just may light a fire and sip on a cold glass of Edelweiss while watching “The Sound of Music.” (If I start singing, “The hills are alive…” it will be time to cork the bottle!)
Whistle Stop is a semi-sweet to sweet rosé that the winemakers at Train Wreck create using a blend of white and red grapes. This fruity, sweet wine pairs well with a cheese plate, Chopped Autumn Salad. (IMO this salad would make a great starter for a holiday meal. Don’t let the title fool you!)
Leery about trying a wine you’ve never before tasted? Remember, this is a giveaway! There is absolutely no risk in signing up for a chance to WIN. Even if you don’t want to open the bottle yourself, there’s no harm in giving it as a hostess gift or keeping it on hand for that one person you invariably left off your holiday shopping list!
1. Click the link below (will take you to Rafflecopter hosted on our Facebook page). Login using your e-mail..
2. Signup for our e-newsletter for 5 entries
3. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for additional entries.
4. You should see a checkmark in the giveaway box when you've completed an action. That means you’re entered!
6. Twelve winners will be selected at random. Winners will be announced on December 15, 2015.