The Brunch Edit: Our Weekend Favorites

Host holiday brunch with Creekbend Vidal Blanc Sparkling Mimosas and strawberry banana nutella crepes.

Shop our favorites for the host or hostess during the most wonderful time of the year!


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Make winter mornings bright with a little bubble! Semi-sweet Bubblecraft White is perfect for the classic cocktail, or on its own. Plus, mix up the easy crepe mix from Stonewall Kitchen for a tasty mid-morning treat!


Creekbend Vidal Blanc Sparkling

Toast the holidays with this sparkling wine. Crafted by hand using traditional “methode champenoise” in small batches by our vineyard crew, this brut-style wine is a staff favorite. Fresh and delicate, yet complex and balanced, enjoy in a mimosa or on its own.


Cherry Chirp Cocktail

This simple cocktail combines a few of our favorite things: festive color, a gram-worthy garnish, and of course, Cherry Moscato. One sip, and you’ll be sold. Get the recipe and surprise your friends with this original creation!

Spring Blooms in the Vineyard

Spring at Oliver Winery is an exciting time. Our blooming vines are getting ready to produce clusters of fruit, and right now we are busy setting the stage for the rest of the growing season.

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As each vine begins to flower, we start to see these tiny green clusters (below). They will swell and then burst, revealing their pollen at the tip. The pollen eventually falls back into the flower, and just like that, our favorite little berries will start to form!

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At this point in the growing season, a healthy vine is a hairy vine. We want to see a bunch of these sprout-like clusters (above), which are good indicators of a happy crop and lots of fruit to come.

Stay tuned for more vineyard updates to come throughout the summer and into harvest, and post your questions in the comments!

How to Pretend it’s Summer…

Ah, mid-January in the midwest. Cold, gray skies and wet weather — how lovely! We kid, of course. In fact it’s really quite miserable. But we’re not so easily defeated around here, so we’ve come up with a short and sweet guide to bring a little summer into your life, despite Mother Nature’s best efforts.

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What’s in your winter survival kit?

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