Owner of Autumn Harvest Winery, Jean McIlquham, joined WEAU‘s Grill Week in honor of National Wine Day! She shared her simple wine paring tips for summer’s classic grilling favorites. McIlquham challenged WEAU to their wine pairing skills and apparently, they know their wine! Some of the key tips she shared were chicken goes great with a dry white wine, steak pairs with a dry red wine and shrimp pairs perfect with a sweet wine. As far as grilled desserts, grilled pineapple is a summer must and goes perfect with a sweet white wine.
Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard produces many wines using fruit from their orchard, and a hard cider. Visitors can enjoy complimentary wine tasting, sample local cheeses and chocolates, relax on the outdoor patio, or peruse the gift shop. Starting in May you can enjoy the beautiful sights of blooming apple trees, flowers and an abundance of wildlife. In July you can purchase fresh blueberries or pick your own. During the fall season, apples and pumpkins can be purchased or you can pick your own, enjoy wagon rides and a free corn maze.