New York Cork Report reports that New York Grape Growers are having mixed results with Marquette. In the middle and end of the article, the Cork Report has some good interviews with winemakers who are making estate grown Marquette in Upstate New York. Last year, Midwest Wine Press visited with Gerry Barnard (correct spelling) of Victory View Vineyard in Schaghticoke, NY. Gary reported that he is pleased with the production and hardiness of his Marquette. Midwest Wine Press does not review wines, but Victory View’s Marquette was on par with the better Marquette being bottled in Minnesota.
Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark's articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines.
Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.