September 19, 2017

Wisconsin Expert Addresses State of the Grapes

As a result of the number of wineries in Wisconsin almost doubling in just the past several years, there has been an increased demand for wine grapes.  Currently, all of the approximately 1,000 acres of cold hardy grapes being grown in Wisconsin are sold to winemakers.At a recent meeting of the Wisconsin Vintner's Association in Milwaukee, Dr. Dean Volenberg of the University of … [Read more...]

Winning Over the Weather

Yes, I am guilty of it, as are many Minnesotans. Spring in this state is elusive, not guaranteed. As I drive during May 2011 from Minneapolis into the St. Croix River Valley, which forms our eastern border with Wisconsin, I am not thrilled by our swirling gray clouds, wind and rain and often sparse greenery that normally would be standing proudly forth in field and vineyard.Half of the state’s … [Read more...]