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VIRTUAL Event – Mazza Wines of the Lake Erie AVA

February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


by Marty Cook


The Pennsylvania Wine Society is pleased to present “Mazza Wines of the Lake Erie AVA” as the next installment in our series of Virtual Wine Tasting events. This event takes place on Sunday, February 21st at 3:30 pm via Zoom and touches upon three fine wines from the cellars of Mazza Vineyards and the South Shore Wine Company, located in an Eastern American winegrowing region that enjoys the moderating effects of Lake Erie. Mazza Wines Enologist Mario Mazza and Brand Ambassador Blaine Ballard will join Marty Cook of the Pennsylvania Wine Society to host this Virtual Wine Tasting event.

The Mazza Family has been making world class wines on the South Shore of Lake Erie since 1973. One of the largest producers in the Lake Erie AVA, Mazza Wines remains family owned and operated. Mario Mazza is the General Manager and head of the winemaking team that produces wines under the Mazza Vineyards, and South Shore Wine Company labels in Pennsylvania, and Mazza Chautauqua Cellars in New York State. In this tasting, we will be sampling three Vinifera wines from the Mazza portfolio.

You can purchase the 3 bottle tasting package online for shipment to you, or purchase at Mazza Vineyards in North East, PA. This is a FREE event and event log-in information via Zoom is shown below.

Wine Shipping Info:

 Shipping: Mazza Wines ships to most states. Order your Virtual Wine Tasting Package online, and use coupon code “PWSTASTING” at checkout to receive special package pricing of $50 (plus tax and $10 flat shipping fee). Please allow ample time for shipping. Click here to order online

 Pick-up Info: The 3-bottle tasting package is also available for the same special price of $50 (plus tax) at Mazza Vineyards, 11815 East Lake Road, North East, PA 16428. Ph: 814-725-8695 Toll-free: 1-800-796-WINE (9463)

Wine Descriptions/Info:

 South Shore Wine Company Sparkling Riesling

The Mazza Wines sparkling collection is housed at South Shore Wine Company, which is a beautiful wine cavern that dates back to the 1800’s. It is here that the South Shore Wine Company makes sparkling wines in the Methode Champenoise (traditional method) and the ancestral, or Pet Nat method. Their Sparkling Riesling is bottle fermented using the traditional method. This wine is a dry, medium-bodied sparkling Riesling brimming with lush fruit, bright acidity, and a snappy finish, with delicious notes of green apple and concentrated stone fruit on the palate.

 South Shore Wine Company Grüner Veltliner

Also from the South Shore Wine Company is their 2017 Grüner Veltliner, made from an Austrian grape known for producing dry, zesty, aromatic wines. This Grüner Veltliner shows brilliant white-gold with green reflections. It seduces the nose with spicy notes of fresh stone fruit and fine minerality. On the palate our wine shows deep fruit with brilliant acidity. This variety is known for an explosive, fruit palate and a bright aroma and color. The wine is cool-fermented in stainless steel to retain natural aromas.

 Mazza Vineyards Cabernet Franc

Mazza Vineyards Cabernet Franc is a fantastic example of what can be done with this grape. The 2017 Cabernet Franc is intensely aromatic with aromas of cherry and plum. The palate is filled with spice, almond and smoke flavors. The wine is fermented on the skins and the blend is aged in a combination of French and Hungarian Oak. Enjoy this Cabernet Franc on its own or pair with foods of your liking.

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February 21
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Marty Cook


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