March 29, 2017

Hinterland: A Great Winery Worth the Extra Mile

One of the best Midwest wine experiences is finding a gem of a winery in a rural area.  And being a diamond in the boonies the business model for Hinterland Vineyards and Winery in Clara City, Minnesota, about 110 miles west of the Twin Cities.“You’re coming to the Winery on a gravel road and you step into, ‘Wow, are we in California,’” said Hinterland co-owner Aftan Koenen about the … [Read more...]

Brianna Grape is Midwest’s New Tropical Fruit

When Acquaviva Winery in Maple Park, Illinois petitioned the Tax and Trade Bureau during 2007 to use the name Brianna for their wine labels, they found that only one other winery had petitioned for the name.   From virtually anonymity just five years ago,  Brianna is now growing in popularity all over the Midwest.   Grape growers like this wine grape for its cold hardiness, surviving temperatures … [Read more...]