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The State Fair is an excellent time to celebrate all things Minnesota. We have been featuring Minnesota beers all month and the support of our customers has been great. Minnesota is blessed with a robust and healthy brewing industry. Minnesota also happens to have a group of gifted and determined grape growing and breeding pioneers. These viticultural visionaries have created cold-hardy and disease-resistant grape vines that can stand up to our harsh climate.  We are now enjoying the life-long efforts of people like Elmer Swenson and Peter Hemstad and the wines below, made from grape varietals they created, are proof that their work has been a success.

The overall state of the Minnesota grape growing and winemaking industry is in a period of growth and improved quality. Much credit goes to the gentlemen mentioned above, and also many passionate and hardworking folks making great wines in wineries spread out all over the Gopher State. I am proud to offer wines from over a dozen different local producers. Below are some recent favorites.

Come in this Saturday (8/27/16) between 1PM and 4PM and try them all.

Cheers,

-Bill the Wine Guy

 


 

Winehaven Marquette Red
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This dry red wine exhibits black currant flavors and aromas integrated with notes of blackberries, pepper and plum. Excellent with beef, pasta or wild game.
Regular Price $14.99
Rewards $11.96 750ml
Prices good thru September 22nd, 2016

 


 

St. Croix Vineyards Rose of Frontenac
image_921646_full This Frontenac Rosé has a lovely ruby color with pleasant cherry and berry aromas. It’s not too sweet, not too dry and just the right wine for a hot summer day.
Regular Price $14.99
Rewards $11.96 750ml
Prices good thru September 22nd, 2016

 


 

Cannon River Sogn Blanc
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A semi-sweet white featuring the Edelweiss grape which was developed by Elmer Swenson at the University of Minnesota. When harvested early it makes a Riesling like wine with delicate tree fruit and citrus flavors. The Cannon River Edelweiss is a great example of what can be achieved with this Swenson varietal.
Regular Price $14.99
Rewards $11.96 750ml
Prices good thru September 22nd, 2016

 

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