May 27, 2017

Cold Climate Conf Photos and Report

The Minnesota Grape Growers Associaitons’s Cold Climate Conference wouldn’t be complete without the Winter Wine Fest.On February 5th 2016, 30 vineyards and wineries, along with a few cider makers, sampled their best local wines and hard ciders. The Winter Wine Fest was held at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Alongside the wines and hard ciders were also a slew of … [Read more...]

So You Want to Start a Winery?

Many attendees of the various recent Midwestern wine conferences this year were entrepreneurs gathering information to start a winery.   At the Cold Climate Conference in St. Paul on February 24th, 2012, a panel made up of  Midwest winery owners discussed various considerations for starting a winery.   Participants in the discussion were:Karin Koenen, Hinterland Vineyards, Clara City, … [Read more...]