Fruit from our Vineyard
Wine of the Month
Chardonel is a hybrid grape developed by Cornell University and is a combination of the American hybrid Seyval and French Chardonnay. The 2020 Chardonel does have characteristics of an unoaked Chardonnay like one may find from Chablis. Aromas of lime and wet stone followed by a crisp palate with flavors of tart green apple. The briny finish makes it a perfect pair for summer seafood dishes. Best served well chilled.
Previous Vintage Awards – 2018 Silver Medal Wines of the South, 2012 Bronze Medal Wines of the South
Known as the State Grape of Missouri, Norton is an American native grape. It’s parentage is unknown as Dr. Norton discovered these seedlings first in Richmond, Virginia. Also known by some as Cynthiana, the Norton/Cynthiana wines have gained recognition, not only in America, but throughout Europe.
Norton is a naturally very high-acid grape. Younger vines produce concentrated flavors of blackberries, black cherries, chocolate and vanilla while older vines may appear spicy with earthy aromas. Aged in our American oak barrels, you may detect a bit of oak in the nose and palate. Due to the high acidity and tannin, the Norton is a good match for anything rich such as steaks, creamy sauces, cheeses and barbecued meats. 2018 Norton was barrel-aged for 2 years, and blended with 2019 Norton to make a well-balanced and robust wine. 13% ABV, 103 cases produced
Previous Vintage Awards – 2014 Bronze Medal Indy International, 2013 Bronze Dixie Classic Fair, 2008 & 2009 Bronze Medal Winner Wines of the South, 2011 Silver Medal Winner Wines of the South
A French hybrid developed in the 1950’s, Chambourcin has become one of the most planted hybrids throughout France. The grape has similar qualities to Cabernet Franc with boisterous fruit and pepper flavors, soft tannins and ample acidity. Chambourcin is often blended with other varieties to increase the aromatic intensity and tannin structure.
Can be served with a light chill to highlight the bright, juicy flavors of tart strawberry and raspberry, as well as herbaceous green pepper. The 2019 Chambourcin expresses the more youthful style of chambourcin. Oak chips and oak barrels were used to develop depth of flavor. 12% ABV
Chambourcin pairs well with rich meat based red sauces, pizza and barbecue.
Previous Vintage Awards – 2018 Silver Medal Wines of the South, 2009 Gold Medal Wines of the South, Gold Medal Indy International
Corot Noir is a hybrid grape variety for use in red wine production as either a blend or varietal wine. The hybrid developed by grape breeder Bruce Reisch at Cornell University is a cross between hybrids Deyve Villard and Steuben in 1970.
Corot Noir is void of the typical hybrid red grape aromas and has its own unique aroma consisting of berry and cherry. It is deep red in color and is often compared to Pinot Noir. This grape can survive in colder climates. It is also naturally resistant to mildew and rot, which are particularly challenging in the wet environment of the Mississippi Delta. Corot Noir goes well with roasted leg of lamb, spaghetti Bolognese and braised meat stews. 12.9% ABV, 89 cases produced
Awards – Have not yet entered into competition.
Poverty Point is the namesake of our Century Farm which was given by Jo O’Cain when she was eight years old. Each vintage, Chambourcin, Norton, and Corot Noir are blended in perfect portions to make this wine seem like a pot of gold. It has a nice body with a complex palate that continues to develop with each sip. 73 cases produced, 13.3% AB
Poverty Point is what we call our pizza wine as it makes a perfect complement with a slice of pie. Our namesake blend also pairs nicely with bruschetta, mushrooms, muffuletta and assorted cheeses.
Awards – Bronze Medal Wines of the South, 2016 Silver Medal Indy International
Forbidden Zin 2019:
An Old Vine Zinfandel from Oak Ridge Winery in the Lodi Region of California. This wine is known for its juicy, jammy flavor. Some plantings of the OVZ date back to as early as 1888. These wines tend to retain higher acidity levels, possess smoother tannins and produce rich wines that hint of black tea and dusty chocolate.
Forbidden Zin has fruit forward flavor with a hint of sweetness on the finish. Best served room temperature and goes well with juicy burgers or grilled steaks. 66 cases produced, 14.1% ABV
Awards – Have not yet entered in competition.
Salainte which is a Gaelic term for “Drink to Your Health” is Century Farm Winery’s bottling of Cabernet Sauvignon. For most of the 20th century, the grape is a relatively new variety, the product of a chance crossing between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon blanc. Grape must was sourced from Oak Ridge Winery in Lodi, California.
Salainte is a full-bodied wine with noticeable acidity and relatively high tannins. Some may notice a hint of green bell pepper notes, mint or cedar. Others may sense black currant, black cherry or even black olive notes. Due to Salainte’s high acidity and full body, it pairs well with most roasted or braised proteins including; short ribs, duck breast, venison, lamb chops and meatballs. 115 cases produced, 13.7% ABV
Awards – New Release, have not yet entered into competition.
*Cayuga White 2021:
Originally developed in Geneva, New York in the late 1950’s early 1960’s, Cayuga White was first grown commercially in Upstate, NY in the early 1970’s. The Cayuga White grape is a cross between the Seyval Grape and the Schuylar grape. The Schuyler grape is a cross between the Zinfandel and Ontario Grape. A look into the grape’s heredity yields a complex ancestry; engineered to withstand the cold climates, yet artistically developed for its mellow, fruity taste.
The Cayuga White Grape makes a soft, light fruity, crisp semi-dry (or dry) wine that is extremely palatable to most white wine connoisseurs. Often subtle flavors of apricot, melons, or peach can embody the wine. Reminiscent of “traditional”, more well-known wines such as the Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, or a “light” White Riesling, Cayuga White makes a very nicely balanced, pleasant white table wine. It can be served with appetizers, or with any main course with which you would serve a light-white wine with.
While Cayuga is grown in the CFW Vineyard, grape must was also sourced from Lake Erie for the 2021 Vintage. 11.0% ABV, 122 cases produced, 2.5% Residual Sugar.
Previous Vintage Awards – 2018 Bronze Medal Wines of the South, Silver Medal Indy International, 2013 Silver Dixie Classic Fair, 2008 & 2009 Gold Medal Wines of the South, 2010 Bronze Medal Wines of the South
Irish Lace 2020:
Irish Lace is produced from a grape called Vidal Blanc. Grape must for the 2020 vintage was sourced from Keg Springs Winery. Vidal Blanc is a crossing of Ugni Blanc (a vitis vinifera variety also known as Trebbiano in Italy) with another hybrid variety called Rayon D’Or. This grape variety has a thick skin and is particularly cold hardy as well as resistant to most mildews. It is naturally high in sugar as well as acidity, making it well suited for a variety of styles of wine from dry, to sweet, to ice wine.
With it’s delicate and subtle flavors, this is appealing to fans of Pinot Grigio. It is also ideal for using as the base for some our fruit wines. 4% Residual Sugar, 33 cases bottled, 12% ABV
*Bless Your Heart (Traminette) 2018/2019:
Traminette is a cross of the French American hybrid Joannes Seyve and the German Gewürztraminer and was originally developed at the University of Illinois. It is considered by some to be one of the higher quality hybrid grapes. Traminette was found to have excellent wine quality, combined with good productivity, partial resistance to several fungal diseases, and cold hardiness superior to its acclaimed parent, Gewürztraminer, while retaining a similar character.
Traminette wines tend to be floral and spicy, and are made in both dry and off-dry styles. Traminette is an easy sipping wine that goes great with pears, apples, nuts and cheeses. Often paired with seafood and fish entrees as well as grilled pork tenderloins and turkey breasts. 12.4% ABV, 160 Cases produced, 3% Residual Sugar.
Previous Vintage Awards – 2018 Governor’s Cup West, 2018 Gold Medal Wines of the South, (2) Silver Medal Winner Indy International, 2009 Bronze Medal Winner Wines of the South. Winner of the WILLIAM O. BEACH AWARD at the 2011 Wines of the South Competition. This is the highest award given for a TN grown fruit.
A true Blush wine produced by Century Farm Winery in the sense that two finished wines were blended together. A darkish pink colored wine resulting from the blend of Corot Noir and Cayuga which carries a heavier body than white wines.
Often referred to as a “Summer Wine”, we like to describe Irish Rose´ as a “Party Wine” due to the fact that it may be appreciated by both the white or red wine, dry or semi-sweet wine connoisseurs. Best when served chilled and is an excellent accompaniment with salads, hors d oeuvres and desserts. Succulent flavors of watermelon and strawberry are balanced by light acidity and darker fruit flavors from the addition of Corot Noir. 64 cases produced, 12.7% ABV, 3% Residual Sugar
Previous Vintage Awards – 2019 Silver Medal Wines of the South, 2013 Silver Medal Dixie Classic Fair
*Heritage Red 2020:
Heritage Red is a very delightfully sweet deep red wine made from the ever-familiar Concord grape sourced from New York. The native American Concord offers medium acidity and low tannins. The body carry’s medium weight and a nose that has hints of cherry and spice. Pairs well with chocolate based desserts. We like to think it’s a grown-up version of Welch’s grape juice. 96 Cases produced, 6.25% Residual Sugar. 12.3% ABV
Previous Vintage Awards – 2013 Gold Medal Dixie Classic Fair, 2010 Gold Medal Wines of the South
*White Muscadine 2021:
A southern favorite, sweet wine made from the bronze muscadine grape. Muscadine wine is generally medium bodied with flavors of banana and white flowers often described as a unique, spicy perfume like aroma and flavor. Salt, lime or pine resin notes may also be present on the palate along with a honeyed flavor and robust texture.
Naturally muscadines have a low sugar content and high acidity levels. Due to the wine’s easily oxidative nature, consuming muscadine wine young is advised. A southern favorite best served chilled and pairs well with pork entrees or fruit desserts such as apple crisp. ABV 12.5%, Residual Sugar 6.5%
Previous VintagenAwards – 2013 Bronze Medal Dixie Classic Fair, 2008 Gold Medal Wines of the South, 2009 Silver Medal Wines of the South
Velvet Rose’ 2015:
Velvet Rose´ is a unique blend of White and Noble Red Muscadine grapes. With a nice clean body and beautiful pink rose´ color the Velvet Rose´ is a unique Southern wine. Sweetness from the white muscadine is present as well as more earthy notes from the Red Muscadine. Served chilled, it makes a great sweet sipping wine. This is also the base for our Century Celebration sparkling wine.
*Red Muscadine 2019:
Native to the southeastern and south-central United States from Florida to North Carolina, west to eastern Texas and Oklahoma. It has been extensively cultivated since the 16th century. The plants are well adapted to their native warm and humid climate; they need fewer chilling hours than better known varieties and they thrive on summer heat.
A slightly sweet deep red wine made from the black muscadine. Another southern favorite, where these grapes grow even in the wild. This wine should be named Memory Lane since so many folks remember their parents and grand-parents making this wine in a crock. Serve chilled. Pronounced floral aromas are present here as well as a unique sweet aroma reminiscent of candy or bubblegum. 7% Residual Sugar, 136 Cases Bottled, 12.9% ABV
Previous Vintage Awards – 2014 Indy International Gold Medal and Best of Class Winner, 2009 Silver Medal Wines of the South, 2011 Bronze Medal Wines of the South
A very subtle and refreshing peach wine with a delicate flavor. Makes a great dessert wine. A white grape wine base with natural peach concentrate.
Previous Vintage Awards – 2009 & 2010 Silver Medal Wines of the South, 2013 Bronze Medal Dixie Classic Fair
Sugar Plum is a fanciful name for our delicious fruit flavored wine that has become a best seller. The wine is made from our base wine Vidal Blanc and sweetened with 68 brix red plum concentrate. Best when serve chilled.
Previous Vintage Awards – 2018 Bronze Wines of the South.
Pop’s Pear 2021:
This delightful wine is named for Pop himself, Jo’s father. 750#s Keiffer Pears were harvested from our very own trees on the farm. Pears were hand sliced and mashed before fermentation. Sweetened to just 4% Residual Sugar, this wine is less sweet and more subtle in flavor than our other fruit wines. No other grape or fruit is added-simply pure pear mash. This is an ultimately refreshing summer wine. 9.9% ABV makes it a perfect daytime sipper.
Lightly sweet and tastes like freshly cut strawberries. This wine was made purely from strawberry concentrates, no other grape or fruit added. Limited quantities were made: only 72 cases.
Lightly sweet, this is not a thick, pancake-syrup wine. You will be pleasantly surprised by the intense blueberry flavor, backed by a finish with a touch of tartness. This wine was made purely from blueberry concentrates, no other grape or fruit added. Great as a wine spritzer with club soda or tonic water. Limited quantities were made, only 59 cases.
Century Celebration is a sparkling expression of our red and white muscadine grapes. The wine was carbonated to present a fully sparkling wine. Lightly sweet and delicious with chocolate truffles, brie cheese, or brunch!