Haak Vineyards & Winery in Santa Fe, Texas, is pleased to announce the recent bottling of a limited production of its most prized dessert wine, a 2005 vintage Madeira Jacquez after this special wine had aged in American oak casks for ten (10) years. Haak winery is the only Texas winery authorized to label this wine as a Madeira wine.
Haak Texas Madeira has been winning accolades and gold medals from the east coast to the west coast. In 2013, Haak was awarded a Gold and two Silver medals in the AWC, Austrian International Wine competition in Vienna, Austria for its 2008, 2006, and 2010 vintage Madeira wines.
The significance of this Madeira wine’s aging in an oak barrel for 10 years is well understood by Madeira wine aficionados. Each year, a small 2% or 3% of the water in the barrel permeates through the oak wood, and therefore concentrating the flavors inside of the barrel.
Haak has been producing this dessert wine since its first bottling in 2006 of a 2003 vintage Madeira Jacquez. In the late 1800’s, the Jacquez grape, an American variety, was shipped to the Portuguese Madeira Island to help solve the phyloxera problem in their vineyards.
America has had a love affair with Madeira wines since the beginning of our struggle for independence. When our forefathers gathered in Philadelphia to sign the Declaration of independence, everyone in the room toasted the signing with Madeira wine.
Haak Winery was established in 2000 by Raymond & Gladys Haak after growing grapes on their property for over 28 years in Santa Fe, Texas. Raymond Haak is a retired Electrical Engineer after a 30 year career as an instrument engineer.