May 26, 2017

Trout Springs Winery: Less Carbon Equals More Cash

Here at Trout Springs Winery (TSW), we once burned coal, wood and fuel oil to heat our winery and home.  For years, these were the most economical sources of energy.Then, during the fall of 2014, after two years of researching wind and solar renewable resources, we decided to retrofit TSW's two main buildings to new geothermal systems.Converting to Geothermal EnergyOur plan involved … [Read more...]

Trout Springs Winery- Evolution of a Dream

“What, are you crazy? Grapes won’t grow here!” That’s what people told me during June of 1995, when I planted my first grapes at Trout Springs Winery in Wisconsin.  Did I listen?..NO! (Now they buy our wine.)It’s the same thing they told me when I started my trout hatchery in 1983. (Hence the name Trout Springs.) The artesian well on the property I purchased with my wife was intended to raise … [Read more...]