At Purple Toad, we take the quality of our wine seriously. We only source the best quality grapes and fruits for our wines.
We love to make out of the box and unique wines if someone requests a particular wine. We enjoy making a small batch to test if it would be a viable concept. We have over 43 wines regularly available due to our flexibility! We use modern winemaking techniques combined with old world knowledge to produce high-quality wines to fit anyone’s taste.
We learned primarily through trial and error, and several books. We do not have any formal winemaking education.
We have a deep need for perfection and successful. We like to see the smile on someones when they try our wine.
Steven Dossey is the winemaker, with assistance from several members of the production team including Kris, Caleb, Harold, and Beth. Allen Dossey is the Head Winemaker.
Our sweet wines take about 2 months from start to finish. The dry wines are a minimum of two years.
We began winemaking with practices learned from several books. Our processes have evolved over time to include oxygen reductionist and low shear treatment of the wine.
We enjoy reading old winemaking manuscripts made before the advent of machines. We are as efficient as possible but sometimes hand-made gives the product the best quality even if there is a quicker and more efficent method available.
All of our wine is produced in our 25,000 square foot facility in Paducah, KY.
We store it all onsite in Paducah, KY. We have two warehouses outside of Paducah which we use for distribution. We have one warehouse in Louisville, KY and one warehouse in St. Louis, Missouri.
We bottle all of our wines on our 3000 bottle per hour line in Paducah.
We hit the market with high quality sweet wines. Sweet wines have always been overlooked as low quality. We are out to change that.
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