Carmen’s Last Dance


My Aunt and Uncle went to Door County Wisconsin on vacation a few weeks before we visited them in Michigan, and took their bicycles along with them to see the sights.  On one excursion, they went wine tasting to a few different wineries, and the third place they stopped at was Harbor Ridge Winery in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.

Harbor Ridge Winery is Door County’s newest winery, but they apparently share a winemaker with Door County’s oldest winery, von Stiehl.  They have over 25 varietals, both fruit and grape wine, and they claim to have something for every palate.  My Aunt and Uncle liked several of their wines, so that is probably true.

My Aunt told me that they only selected the award winning wines to taste, and that this wine was the last on the list.  They were kind enough to bring home a bottle to share with us, and we opened it up for dinner with the family.   It is fermented from Concord grapes, which most of you will recognize most often from grape juice.  Well, this wine tastes like grape juice – sweet like grape juice but with an alcoholic kick!  This was an easy drinking wine, with very low tannin.  It is a drink now wine that doesn’t have a lot of structure, but drinks well for summer!

Carmen’s Last Dance Label

We did a completely unsophisticated food pairing with crabcakes, corn on the cob, Spanish rice, and salad, and everybody enjoyed it.  Maybe one of our future trips will be to Door County, Wisconsin!

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4 thoughts on “Carmen’s Last Dance

    • Actually it was pretty good – I don’t like Concord grape juice, but in the wine, pretty decent. I wanted to drink it like a juice!

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