Tagged: Minnesota wine

Minnesota Farm Winery Association Launches Website 0

Minnesota Farm Winery Association Launches Website

The Minnesota Farm Winery Association (MNFWA) just launched its first website at www.MNWine.org according to MNFWA Secretary Amy Abt.   According at Abt, the primary goal of the Minnesota Farm Winery Association website is to inspire year-round...

Drought Tipping Point: Vines Risk Long Term Damage 0

Drought Tipping Point: Vines Risk Long Term Damage

As the drought continues to worsen and temperatures across the Midwest exceed 100 degrees, viticulture experts warn that grape growers could face long-term vine damage. If there is no significant rain in the coming days,...

Creating a Regional Flavor 0

Creating a Regional Flavor

Last fall,  I was having a discussion with one of my volunteer pickers about tasting local wines. He had recently visited some local wineries and mentioned one in particular. “It didn’t feel right. It...

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Nan Bailly Guides Alexis Bailly Vineyard

It’s possible that winemaker Nan Bailly’s kin enjoyed native Minnesota wine during canoe trips through the state in the 1820’s when it was still wilderness.  Bailly, owner, winegrower and winemaker at Alexis Bailly Vineyard,  has...

Midwest Wine Stroll Winners & Slideshow at 2012 Cold Climate Conference 0

Midwest Wine Stroll Winners & Slideshow at 2012 Cold Climate Conference

Twenty eight wineries from Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin poured at the 2012  Midwest Wine Stroll at the 2012 Cold Climate Conference in St. Paul Minnesota on February 24, 2012 April 13, 2012, update:...

MN-WI Distribution Differences Wider Than The Mississippi 4

MN-WI Distribution Differences Wider Than The Mississippi

The Wisconsin and Minnesota wine industries have much in common.  Both states specialize in cold climate grape winemaking, and both can call Elmer Swenson, the godfather of cold climate grapes, a native son.  (Swenson...