Marechal Foch (pronounced: "mer-shall foshe"). This lesser-known varietal packs a lot of flavor and is a wonderfully food-friendly wine. It's bursting with fruity flavors, yet finishes with a nice subtlety that will leave you wanting more. It pairs well with roasts and game meat such as deer or elk. It also is a great wine for the holidays. In fact, Whole Foods in the Pearl District is featuring ours for Thanksgiving!
A French hybrid grape, it is not used in commercial winemaking in Europe due to European Union regulations. The date it was introduced to the USA is unknown; but it was planted in Canada for the first time in 1946.
Marechal Foch is every winegrower's dream grape: it is hardy, withstands cold temperatures and is on the most part, disease-resistant. You can find it growing in New York, Minnesota and Oregon. Our Marechal Foch comes from the southern wine region of the Willamette Valley.
If you are feeling brave and want to try out a new varietal this holiday, check out our Marechal Foch -- you will not be disappointed!
You can find our Marechal Foch at most Oregon Whole Foods locations. Or, you may order it directly through our site. Most shipments make it to their destination within 3-5 business days, so be sure to place your order soon!
Photo credit: Donna G. (thank you, Donna!)