Annalise is our first rosé and third wine in our Strong Women series of wines. The name, Annelise, honors all the undocumented women of the region, who stayed at home to manage the farm and home while their men went off to fight and defeat the invading British armies at Saratoga. We commend the courage and pluck of many strong women who played a pivotal role in foiling the plans of General Burgoyne to divide New England from the rest of the colonies and thereby end the revolution.
Our Lafayette is named to pay respect to Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, the French general who became one of George Washington’s most trusted lieutenants and a hero of the American Revolution. While Lafayette was not present for the 1777 Battles of Saratoga, his efforts along with the Colonial Army’s success at Saratoga were pivotal in bringing France into the Revolution as allies of the fledgling United States.