Our Grapes

At Balanced Rock Winery our goal is to expose traditional wine drinkers to Midwest grape varietals which are relatively new to the world of wine. These varietals are known as “Cool Climate Grapes”. This means that some of these vines can withstand temperatures as low as -30° in winter, but as summer approaches they spring back to life and produce delicious wine grapes!

Cool climate varietals have the hallmark qualities of bright acidity, fruit forward aromas, and flavors that are unique to our region. The names of some of these varietals are: Edelweiss, Frontenac, Brianna, St. Pepin and Petite Pearl.