White Oak Vineyards

(515) 367-7777 15065 NE White Oak Dr
Cambridge, IA 50046
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To better understand our vision, here is a brief history of White Oak Vineyards, which is a partnership involving my husband, Chris, and myself, Jan Harmeyer, our four children and my parents, Max and Pat Brewbaker. We were originally growing corn and soybeans on approximately eight acres of land at the present site of the vineyard just north and west of Elkhart. After several visits to a local vineyard/winery, Chris began to research the possibility of starting wine grapes on our fields. Our first step involved clearing some trees in one of the small fields, which expanded it to about 2 1/2 acres. That field saw the planting of our first vines. In the spring of 2000 we planted Marechal Foch, a French-American red grape hybrid from cuttings we had propagated over the previous winter. By then we had cleared another field of about 3 acres to plant. In 2002 we planted the second field with St. Croix, another red grape. The third field was planted in the spring of 2003 with a white grape variety, Lacrescent Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Marechal Foch

    Marechal Foch (aka. Foch, Kuhlmann 188-2) is a vigorous, early-ripening variety, with good winter hardiness. It is we...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • How brutal was winter? Just forget it. Forget how cold it was, forget how much snow you had. Let your mouth tell you as your brain convinces you to push past cases of luscious and full-bodied red wines that are aching for you. I’m reaching past them, into the remnants of mixed cases for the delightful wines of summer. Patio wines, front stoop wi... Read More

    From the article Top Ten Spring Wines Under $25


  • Oak Leaf Vineyards Zinfandel California White Zinfandel NV

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    Great wine for the price my wife loves it Read More

    Wine review by winelovershusband


  • Petite Sirah has the stuffing to hold up to extended oak aging. It can also be made in a lighter, fruit-forward, early drinking style. As a result, a survey of current release Petite Sirah from several producers might easily span four or more vintages. The wines selected for you below, all current releases from Northern California, run from 2009... Read More

    From the article In Praise of Petite Sirah


  • "Guess what day it is"  It's Wednesday, April 15th 2015. Aside from being Tax Day it means time for the annual Las Madres Vineyard Winemakers Luncheon. 2014 marks the 15th leaf and will be the 12th vintage for this cool climate Syrah vineyard nestled in the rolling hills of Carneros in Sonoma. It's been cool, foggy and windy the past few days le... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A day in the life, 2015 Las...


  • Montalcino is a beautiful medieval hilltop village just 40 miles south of Siena, on the ancient roadway to Rome. It is dominated by a castle, called La Fortezza, which doubles as an enoteca and wine shop. La Fortezza offers most of the wines of the zone, plus older vintages, as well as honey, olive oil, jams and the like. It also offers a breath... Read More

    From the article Time In a Bottle: 2010 Brunello di Montalcino


  • If anyone wants a counterpoint to CA (or Portuguese) Trousseau, as well as an interesting, refreshing white that isn't the same as chardonnay from there (which itself is different to that from nearby Burgundy), grab what you can from this offer of Ian Cauble's, if any's currently left. Good stuff. Apologies for the messy formatting. That emailer... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • The third time wasn't the charm for red wine at the Great Northwest Wine Competition.  The third-annual even took place recently at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Oregon. The competition, according to Tacoma's The News Tribune, drew 1,214 entries. This year was the first time a red wine didn't win the competition's Best of Show award.  ... Read More

    From the article Pink Power: Rose Takes Crown at Wine Competition


  • White Oak Syrah 2002

    Snoothrank:

    Very nice, somewhat aged Napa syrah. Subtle nose of black cherry and black licorice. On the palate more of the licorice comes out with some earthiness, crisp acidity and muted dark fruit. The tannins are nicely integrated and fine grained and the finish is of medium length. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Getting back your roots is a matter of blending, according to a story this past by The Australian's Max Allen.  “In our modern world we've become obsessed with single varietal wines, where each type of grape is kept separate from the others in the vineyard and the winery – planted on its own, picked on its own, fermented on its own, bottle on it... Read More

    From the article Going Old-School: Some Australian Winemakers Embrace "Field Blend"


  • Turkish wines aren’t exactly at the forefront of our collective fine wine consciousness in the West. That’s a shame, because in Turkey we are seeing one of those pleasant ironies that often crop up in the wine world: an ancient wine producing region that is re-emerging as a quality player in the modern wine market. And when we say “ancient” here... Read More

    From the article What You're Missing: Turkish Wines


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