July 23, 2017

Miletta Vista Three Years After the Fire

The Miletta Vista fire of 2012 occurred June 23rd. A normal harvest would have begun around August 10th, however, because of the hot, dry conditions in Nebraska vineyards, harvest that year began mid July, a month early.Immediately after the tragedy, Mick and Loretta McDowell said they tried to think about harvest, “but in reality we were still in shock and were concentrating on picking up … [Read more...]

Miletta Vista Winery Rises From the Ashes

The Miletta Vista tasting room was packed the night of Friday, June 22, 2012. As the winery staff prepared dinner, winery owner Mick McDowell led a group tour of the winery. Meanwhile, customers lined the tasting bar, enjoying the flavors of Brianna, Edelweiss, La Crosse and other Miletta Vista wines made from Nebraska grapes.Outside on the deck, the pace was slower and tables were filled with … [Read more...]