Tongue River Winery
June 2020: GREAT NORTHWEST CASCADIA INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:
Double Gold for Cold Front (Frontenac blanc) and St. Pepin. St Pepin won best hybrid, in the top 7 for Best of Show!
October 2020: Gold for 2018 Perfect Kiss, Silver for 2019 La Crescent.
Tongue River Winery included in video on winery innovation, Feb 2020
Much to our surprise, we found our winery featured in a short video done by Ezvid Wiki. You can see it here:
The video isn't about us, but all the photos are. Our section starts at 2:30 on the video.
SPRING 2019 — EXPANSION! bought the property at 71 Morning Star, at the beginning of our lane.
This purchase adds space for another 500 vines, some Aronia and more apples. Bob built the trellis and deer fence in May, 2019 and we now have 300 more vines in the ground. The property will be fully planted by spring of 2021.
LATE FALL 2018 WINE UPDATE
Returning wines available include:
Cherry Pie— our delicious Gold-medal sweet dessert wine, best paired with...... fresh baked pie crust! Now Available!
Sweetie Pie— our delightful, fortified sweet cherry wine with natural almond extract
White Raspberry— Twice Gold-medal winning sweet dessert wine. More elegant than red raspberry, made with yellow raspberries.
One case left in June, 2019
Frontenac Gris— our bone dry Frontenac Gris wine in the style of traditional chardonnay. Sold out until early 2020.
Frongria— our delicious semi-sweet Frontenac Gris tropical wine. Available NOW!
Warm Front— full-bodied rich red semi-sweet Frontenac wine. SOLD OUT!
Perfect Kiss— Our off-dry blended white grape wine made with all of our small lots.
2015 Aronia— Finished at 3% sugar, this wine has hints of pomegranate and loads of tannins and antioxidants.
2016 Brothers is a blend of Foch and Millot grapes from Gene Presser's vineyard on Flathead Lake, Montana.
2017 Marquette is a dry red wine, which just won the Jefferson Cup in Nov 2018!
La Crescent— twice gold medal winning muscat-related white wine, with hints of grapefruit and apricot.
HASKAP, WHITE V, BLACK CURRANT, RED CURRANT, RHUBARB, WILD PLUM, CHOKECHERRY AND MORE, ALL AVAILABLE!
Apple NIce returned at Christmas 2018! Our popular semi-sweet Sand Cherry Kiss also returned on Christmas 2018.
NEW WINES IN 2018:
Brianna— made with the Brianna grape, this off-dry white wine reminds one of chilled pineapple. Sold out.
Cold Front— Dry white wine made with Frontenac blanc grapes. Delightful crisp wine with notes of melon.
White Chokecherry— made with yellow chokecherries, the flavor reminds us of apple and plum. Almost gone!
TR Winery teams up with Gene Presser on Flathead Lake
Gene and his wife have a beautifully situated vineyard on the west side of Flathead Lake. Josh and I drove up in October 2016 and spent a day picking Marquette, Leon Millot and Marechal Foch grapes, and came home with 1750 lbs of grapes. The Flathead winter climate is milder than ours, and we're glad to get some good quality Montana grapes that won't grow here.
Several articles in the Miles City Star about Tongue River Winery
June 2017: Daines honors Tongue River Winery
TR Winery article in May 25th Montana Standard, Helena Independent and other Lee Enterprises newspapers: "Former Butte pastor corking award-winning wines."
TR Winery article in Sept-Oct Issue of Montana Magazine!
Tongue River Winery was host to freelance journalist Susie Wall, who spent Saturday with us visiting with customers, exploring the vineyard, and visiting with all three of us about the workings of a vineyard and winery. Watch for the Fall issue of Montana Magazine for photos and a story. Here's the link in a new window: Montana Magazine
2015: TR Winery Teams up With VinoShipper to bring our
wine to your doorstep in 38 states plus DC!
Now it's finally simple! Just go to our ONLINE STORE tab and you can order direct from our website. Vinoshipper will calculate your state sales tax and local option taxes (if any) and shipping and bill you on our website. They will send us a drop ship order with a shipping label and we'll send you the wine.
Remember that shipped wine requires someone 21 years or older to sign a receipt of the wine. Remember that the very FACT of shipping costs more than the actual weight and size of the product, so if you order more bottles, shipping per bottle gets much cheaper.
We'll update wines on our ONLINE STORE as soon as possible. Sometimes we run out of one or another, but there will always be plenty to choose from.