Our Semi-Dry Red Muscadine Wine

Tasting Notes

A mixture of plums, cherries, and raspberries combine to give this semi-dry red muscadine wine a wonderful nose. Savvy and enjoyable with a subtle expression of ripe fruit, Hugo is like the stories told and pranks pulled by its namesake: perfect for sharing with friends!

Wine Pairing Suggestions

The mixture of plums, cherries, and raspberries that comes across in Hugo, our semi-dry red muscadine wine, makes for it to pair nicely with hot wings, beef, venison, nuts, olives, charcuterie, and smoky cheeses. 

2018 Awards

Florida State Fair Wine & Grape Juice Competition 2018 – Silver

Indy International Wine Competition 2018– Bronze

2019 Awards

Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge 2019 – Bronze

Sommeliers Choice Awards 2019 – Bronze 75 points

2020 Awards

USA Wine Ratings 2020 – Silver 85 points


2021 Awards

USA Wine Ratings 2021 – Gold 92 points

Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge 2021 – Silver

Carolina Classic Fair 2021 – Bronze

About Hugo

Our semi-dry red wine is Hugo, named in honor of Juliettes father. Hugo Handley was born on January 31, 1906. He married Pearl Ross, and they had two lovely daughters together: Jeannette and Juliette.  

In the 1920s, churches would hold proms” where young ladies could make a picnic lunch to be auctioned off to the highest-bidding young man, who would have the honor of enjoying that picnic with the young lady. Hugo had his eye on Pearl, so he purchased her picnic basket for the opportunity to court” her. 

Hugo was full of life, always telling jokes and stories or pulling pranks on friends and family. He also loved to fish, especially in the evenings after a long day of work, and incorporating a picnic with Pearl made it even better. 

Tragically, Hugo passed away of blood poisoning at the young age of 27, before Juliette was even a year old. His exuberant spirit is honored in our semi-dry red muscadine wine named Hugo, which is lively, full of muscadine flavor, and fun to share with family and friends. 

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