In this age of the digital race for attention, Midland is a quiet exercise of focus and quality of technique. Our hope is that in the pursuit of good work, there’s an audience to sustain a venture such as ours. This is not a five year plan. These are the first years of a family business designed to follow generations into the future.
Therefore, our approach to winegrowing is progressive yet precise, and we hope to walk the line between skillful and unexpected. Our wines will evolve over time as we learn more, as the world changes, and as we change.
These offerings represent the work of our hands, and of past hands, building for longevity, so that future hands may continue and improve upon this work.
50% crabapple, 25% Chambourcin, 25% Traminette
Domestique X Midland Wine collab
Label by dye and textile artist, An-Phuong Ly.
Incorporated 50% whole cluster to compliment the inherent black and white pepper character of the grape. Aged in used 500L French oak puncheon until unfiltered bottling. The result is dark fruited, dense, layered, and distinctively aromatic.
18 months on lees, 36 months in bottle
Coferment 74% Cabernet Franc and 24% Blaufränkisch. 18 months in barrel, 24 months in bottle. Mineral and precision, zero dosage
Savory orchard fruit punctuated with beeswax and fresh baking bread
Fermented 25% whole cluster, with ambient yeasts and bottled without filtration
Zero sulfur added, 31 months lees contact
Noiret cofermeted with seedling apples, full malo creaminess and apple skin texture. Minimalist approach. Label by dye and textile artist, An-Phuong Ly.
88% Riesling and 12 % Petit Manseng, charming and for immediate consumption
Light on its feet, keep on ice, pour small glasses, and repeat, most refreshing
Vintage 2018 was a warm and dry in this part of the world, and the result is not unlike our 2019, dry in style, with plenty of acidity and concentration.
A juicy wine that we can drink right away, similar in style to crushable/chillable reds and the lighter side of Beaujolais.
Incorporated 40% whole cluster to compliment the inherent black and white pepper character of the grape. Aged in used 500L French oak puncheon until unfiltered bottling. The result is dark fruited, dense, layered, and distinctively aromatic.
The lack of rain in 2019 combined with our cooler nights in the valley gave us a dry Riesling that is absolutely ripping with acidity. We elected to allow the wine to go through full malolactic, somewhat rare for Rieslings, and even then the acid remains prominent and important to the wine.
The wine is highly aromatic with black and white pepper and violets, giving it a Syrah-like feel. With moderate alcohol, it can take a chill in the summer, but it also has structure from tannin.
Bittersweet, aromatized, fortified digestif wine that is labeled as aperitif to appease the federal government.
Born of a mother that reaches back to 2007. Meaning this has every vintage from 2007 to 2017.
What are the grapes? All of the grapes. Over 20 different herbs, botanicals and bittering plants provide the aromas and flavors.