Erin Norton | Nov 1, 2021
To investigate whether Iowa should pursue a signature wine style, industry members were surveyed on grape production, wines produced/sold, and comments on the idea of an Iowa Signature Wine. A selection of wines were purchased and evaluated to narrow the selection of four wines of each variety (Brianna, Edelweiss, La Crescent, Marquette and Frontenac) to present for preference evaluation by consumers. These wines also went through a thorough chemical analysis. Results were evaluated to identify correlations between chemical analysis variables and consumer preference.