Dessert Wines

Sangria

This sweet sangria is made at the winery with fresh-squeezed orange juice, tonic water, and our Sweet Katherine dessert wine. A dangerously easy-drinking sangria, it is sold at festivals, farmers markets, and the winery. Want to make some at home? Buy Sweet Katherine and follow the recipe below:

  • 2 Parts Sweet Katherine
  • 2 Parts Tonic Water
  • 1 Part Orange Juice
Sweet Katherine

Sweet Katherine

This after dinner wine is a made from Cabernet Sauvignon has 8% residual sugar.  It is full of fruit and complexity and goes well with chocolate desserts as well as strong cheeses. This is a very versatile wine. Made from such a dynamic grape, it can be drunk in many ways:

  • Serve chilled as a dessert wine — no extra steps needed
  • Serve warm as a mulled wine by heating on low in a slow cooker and adding a cinnamon stick, orange peel, and star anise
  • Serve as Sangria by combining two parts Sweet Katherine with two parts tonic water and one part orange juice
  • Serve as a Kat Royal by adding a few drops of Sweet Katherine to one glass of Elk Run Sparkling Wine

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2009 Silver 2007 Maryland Governor's Cup
2007 Silver 2005 Maryland Governor's Cup
2007 Grand Cru 2005 Festival 2005 Grand Cru Tasting Great Grapes
2007 Best Summer Sipping Wine 2005 Best of Competition Great Grapes
Vin de Jus Glace

Vin de Jus Glacé

Rated as the “Best Ice Wine made in North America” by The Best Of the East Magazine in 2000, this is made in German ice wine style from Riesling grapes. It is lusciously sweet, but it has good underlying acidity to balance it. It can be aged well for 15-20 years. It is a multi-year winner of the Maryland Governor’s Cup.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2007 Silver 2005 International Tasters Guild
2007 Silver 2005 Maryland Governors Cup