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Lighten Up Merlot

A low-calorie, low-alcohol wine made from 100% Merlot grapes.

Composition

100% Merlot grapes

Sweetness

1 out of 5 Diamonds
Dry

Serving

Cool Room Temperature
(54-58°F)

Price

Bottle: $17.00
Gen5: $13.60

We don’t take ourselves too seriously, except when it comes to taste and well-being. With zero added sugar and fewer calories, Lighten Up wines are bursting with flavor and light enough for you to sip anywhere.

Go ahead, lighten up!

Cheese Pairings

AmaBlu Blue Cheese

Food Suggestions

From Our Kitchen: Chef’s Plate, Gluten Free Chocolate Torte
At Home: Grilled Chicken with Thyme, Sweet BBQ Pork Chops, Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs, Grilled Veggie Pizza, Blue Stilton, Blueberry Mousse, Mixed Berry Pie

A low-calorie, low-alcohol wine made from 100% Merlot grapes.

Composition

100% Merlot grapes

Sweetness

1 out of 5 Diamonds
Dry

Serving

Cool Room Temperature
(54-58°F)

Price

Bottle: $17.00
Gen5: $13.60

A note from Sandi:

Years ago, when Prairie Berry was just starting out, we had a season where several friends and family members contacted us to say they had a bumper crop of pears in their yards…and could we use them? I was thrilled. I had fond memories of eating fresh pears off a tree in my grandmother’s yard and it seemed like a perfect fit. As we collected the fruit from across the state—some in Mobridge, more from Pierre, and even more from the Rapid City neighborhood Matt grew up in— it became plain that the plentiful pear harvest that year was providing me with an opportunity I hadn’t had before. The chance to simultaneously make two distinctly different styles of wine from the same fruit.

Getting the chance to practice my craft in this way, defining nuances, using different yeasts and methods, coaxing out completely different personalities, side-by-side, was really exhilarating. We developed names and labels honoring two different groups. Gold Digger, honored the Black Hills mining history that brought development to the western side of the state, and Heritage, on behalf of my great-great grandmother and the other homesteaders that first tried to tame the prairies.

Join me as we welcome back our semi-dry, Heritage pear wine. I hope you enjoy drinking this delicate, refreshing wine as much as I enjoyed bringing it back again!

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GOLD MEDALS

2

SILVER MEDALS

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BRONZE MEDALS

Cheese Pairing

Prairie Breeze Aged Cheddar, Manchego, White Cheddar, Fresh Goat Cheese with Honey

Food Suggestions

At Home: Beer Can Chicken, Grilled Chicken Kabobs, Chicken Piccata, Chicken Alfredo, Caesar Salad

From Our Kitchen: Grilled Cheese, Blackberry Flatbread, Prosciutto & Fig Sandwich