This full-bodied red’s name refers to a higher moral ground. “Taking the high road” expression refers to one being a “class act” during a very difficult time. Here at James Arthur Vineyards, we strive to take the High Road in all we do, demonstrating being honest, fair, and selfless. But most importantly we hope you enjoy this superb blend of some of our best reds that make this special full-bodied, dry red wine.
Consistently the favorite of all JAV’s dry red wines, this medium bodied dry red is a perfect table wine for any occasion, casual or elegant. A blend of St. Croix, St. Vincent and Frontenac, our Nebraska Red was aged in American Oak for nearly a year before bottling. This red features a wonderful earthy and slightly vegetative nose that changes to a spicy, almost peppery sensation on the palate. The lingering finish on this wine is impressive. The winemaker suggests that you drink this wine while it’s still young, but it will age well. The perfect food pairing with Nebraska Red would be typical “American” cuisine, such as pizza or hamburgers. However, there is enough backbone, it would also hold up very well with a good Nebraska steak!
This wine is near and dear to our winemaker. A 50/50 blend, this dry red marries the heaviness of St. Croix with the subtleness of St. Vincent to create a silky tapestry of these two hybrid varieties. Ruby red in color, this dry red, like the majority of our dry reds has spent a good portion of its life aging in American Oak. Part of the proceeds from the sale of this wine go to helping find a cure for cancer, and features an elegant label, highlights with a purple ribbon on it
Our Horizon is a wonderful and enjoyable rose, highlighted by a sparkling red raspberry color. This wine fills a niche that many wines can’t…a fun and refreshing foray onto the palate. Our Horizon can be enjoyed anywhere…anytime. The bouquet calls out and entices you to try a sip. Full of cherry overtones, the flavor mirrors the nose. Award Winner!
Crisp and clean, our Nebraska White is made from 100% LaCrosse. Fermented and aged in stainless steel, this semi-sweet white is refreshing. There is a sweetness to this wine, created from the fruitiness of the grape. Beautifully packaged in a crimson red bottle. Award Winner!
Our San Realto is composed of primarily of DeChaunac grapes. Highlighted by a sparking red raspberry color, we tout this as the wine for those who want to drink red, but don’t like dry. Once it really opens up, the bouquet of the San Realto calls out and entices you to try a sip. Full of cherry overtones, the flavor matches the nose, and as the wine rolls across the tongue, it gives the same sensation as sucking on a cherry jolly rancher. The unique name for this wine is credited to the granddaughters of James Arthur: SArah, ANne, REbecca, ALexandria, and TOni. (minus Edyn who has Edyn’s Blush) Award Winner!
Our Voluptuous is made from the Prairie Star grape and is loaded with citrus flavors that wind their way through your nose and on to your taste buds. A rich, yet delicate wine with highlighted with generous amounts of tangerine, lemon and lime. This is a wine created to be consumed fairly quickly, within 2-3 years. Makes a nice bookend for Hope, again, with part of the proceeds from the sale of this wine going to help find a cure for cancer. Features an elegant label highlighted with a pink ribbon on it.
Named after the winemaker’s two sons, the 2 Brothers is a special wine in more ways than one. Usually, created from 100% free run LaCrosse, it has a beautiful clear color with a hint of yellow. Free run refers to the juice that naturally flows out of the grapes while waiting to be pressed. It is said to be the best juice to make wine from. The 2 Brothers has a crisp fruity nose with a flavor reminiscent of tree fruits, primarily pears and apples. The crispness carries over in the finish of the wine, with just enough acidity to create a very interesting combination with the wine’s sweetness. Award Winner!
Edelweiss is a well balanced wine that creates quite a sensation of sweetness in the front of the palate with a burst of tartness as it dances across the tongue and heads towards the finish, creating a sweet yet complex wine. Full of green apple flavors, this is a wine that won’t be forgotten. The best suggested pairings for this wine would be with fresh fruit, or completely on its own as an appetizer, or a dessert wine. Award Winner!
Fresh, fruity and fun. That’s the perfect description for our latest version of Edyn’s Blush. Created from LaCrosse and Concord, this wine reminds one of eating fresh grapes off the vine. A pale, rose colored wine, our Edyn’s Blush tends to lean towards a citrusy and lighter flavor, with hints of orange peels on the nose. Would be perfectly matched with a cream-based-sauce with pasta, or with almost any spicy dish. The winemaker suggests serving Edyn’s Blush slightly warmer than fridge temp to take full advantage of all the gentle flavors it possesses. This wine is special to the winemaker, as it is named after his only daughter and the baby of the family. Award Winner!
The latest addition to JAV’s arsenal of sweet red wines, Sweet Charlotte has taken on a life of its own. Fashioned out of 100% Frontenac, this wine creates a mixed berrylicious explosion of flavor in both your nose and your mouth…cherry, raspberry and pomegranate leap to the forefront! Plump with flavor, our Sweet Char is bright and lively. Named after the winemakers mom, the description on the label says it all, “Bottled Proof of a Mother’s Love.” Would pair well with pork or chicken dishes with a sweeter style glaze over it. Award Winner!
Our Heartland White was created for the way folks in the Heartland enjoy their wine. A semi-sweet white that is perfect for any meal, or simply to enjoy while sitting on the porch enjoying a beautiful sunset. Normally our Heartland White is created from 100% LaCrosse grapes, and finished with just the right amount of sweetness. However, because of strange weather conditions, our 2016 vintage is made completely from LaCrescent. The nose has floral intricacies, while the mouth feel generates a beautiful and intriguing union of citrus and peach flavors. Our Heartland White tends to go well with chicken, seafood, and fish. However, the winemaker suggests to try with fresh strawberries, or better yet, put the strawberries in a champagne flute, pour the Heartland White over it and enjoy! Award Winner!
Our proprietor and namesake’s personal favorite. It only takes a brief moment before you appreciate the beauty of this landmark wine. Delicate and smooth, this semi-sweet white wine evolves each time it’s tasted. Made from 100% Vignoles, you’ll pick up hints of apricot and the peaches on the nose and most definitely in the flavors. This wine would pair wonderfully with Oriental dishes as well as spicy foods. Or, to really get the full effect, try it with some tiramisu for dessert! In the past, JAV’s Vignoles has captured Best of Show honors in the Florida State Fair International Wine Competition as well as the Monterey International Wine Competition, and has also been tabbed with a Jefferson Cup. Consistently one of the top wines in the Midwest. Award Winner!
JAV’s Amo Té is a clever combination of DeChaunac (red grape) and St. Pepin (white grape). Latin for “I Love You” (from an interesting story about notes being sent back and forth between James Arthur and Neenie when in different high schools across the street in Austin, Minnesota.), our 2017 Amo Té enjoys a sensuous mouthfeel of red-hot spiced apples. A blush that isn’t much into sophistication, but rather beckons you to an evening of good times and fun. Will pair well with fresh fruits and salads with a nice raspberry vinaigrette topped with dried fruits. Award Winner!
Modeled after a finely made Port wine, our Tropasti is not for the faint of heart. Fortified with grape brandy created from JAV’s own White St. Croix, this dessert wine is full of rich plum overtones up front that fills the entire mouth, and then complimented by a nice slow and flavorful burn on the finish that is created the byproduct of wine pushing 20% alcohol. Perfect as an after dinner wine paired with a rich chocolate dessert, or on its own in front the fire or coupled with a nice cigar, our Tropasti is a must try. Next time you stop by the winery, ask about how we came up with this fun and unusual name for this enticing wine.