LIVE: Winemaker Says No Need To Fear Change To MN Wines

Judge Rules MN Wineries Don't Have To Use 51% Minnesota Grapes In Wines Anymore

  One local winemaker does not think a new court ruling will change what’s in your bottle of Minnesota wine too much. A federal judge struck down a law requiring Minnesota wine to be made with at least 51 percent Minnesota Grapes. Penny Aguirre with Richwood Winery in Callaway, Minnesota supports the rule change. She says wineries could run into…

Local Minnesota winemakers react to 51% fruit law ruling

EAST GRAND FORKS, MN – Minnesota law required winemakers to produce their wine with at least 51% of the fruit being from Minnesota since 1985. It’s a rule it’s opponents, the Alexis Bailly Vineyard in Hastings and Next Chapter Winery in New Prague, say is unconstitutional. They challenged with a federal lawsuit in 2017. They won with the judge citing…

LIVE: ND Wineries Unite To Promote Industry

Winery Association Of North Dakota Formed Last Month With 15 Wineries

  Coming together over a glass of wine. North Dakota’s wineries are uniting. The Winery Association of North Dakota, or WAND, formed last month with 15 different wineries, cideries and meaderies. WAND president Rod Ballinger with Bear Creek Winery says the group wants to promote the growth of the industry in the state. That includes pushing for more research on…

NDSU to Offer Beer and Wine in Scheels Center for Basketball and Wrestling

All guests will have to receive a valid wristband on game day to purchase or possess alcohol.

FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota State University Athletic Department announced the sale of beer and wine for Bison basketball games and wrestling matches this year. The beer and wine sales will be available to all guests ages 21 and over. Buffalo Wild Wings will operate the sales out of the Radio FM Media club suite. All guests will have…

LIVE: 4e Winery Kicks Off Another Season

The winery is adding "Prairie Breeze" to its wine list

MAPLETON, N.D.– KVRR’s Maggie LaMere speaks with 4e Winery co-owner, Lisa Cook, about the new season. 4e Winery is adding Prairie Breeze to its wine list this season.   Categories: Morning – In The Community Tags: 4e winery, season, wine

Despite Severe Drought, North Dakota’s Wine Industry on the Grow

There is some cause for concern

  NORTH DAKOTA — Despite severe drought conditions, North Dakota’s wine industry rapidly continues to grow. Wine industry officials in the state say North Dakota’s warmer climate these past months have allowed the cold-climate grapes to ripen faster. While the state’s grapes are naturally more acidic the warm weather and fast ripening made the fruit sweeter and more wine was…

Fargo’s Uncorked Closing After Seven Years

By the bottle or by the batch, it is your last opportunity to purchase custom domestic wines from Uncorked in Fargo

FARGO, ND — By the bottle or by the batch, it is your last opportunity to purchase custom domestic wines from Uncorked in Fargo. The winery is selling the rest of the store’s inventory and closing for good on Saturday at 4 p.m. Uncorked offers nearly 40 wines made on site and encourages customers to sample the wines for free….

Minnesota Wineries Suing Over State Grape Restrictions

The operators say the state Farm Wineries Act unconstitutionally hampers their ability to source grapes and juice from elsewhere

  MINNESOTA — Two Minnesota wineries are suing the state to try to overturn a law that requires them to make their products with a majority of grapes grown in Minnesota. The operators say the state Farm Wineries Act unconstitutionally hampers their ability to source grapes and juice from elsewhere. Nan Bailly, owner of Alexis Bailly Vineyards, of Hastings, says…

Millennials Can’t Get Enough Of Wine

Studies Show millennials drink more wine than any other generation

According to Forbes, millennials drank more wine in the last year than any other generation. You may think beer pong and keg stands, but when it comes to millennials, there seems to be a different alcoholic beverage in mind. “I prefer wine,” said MSUM Student, Maggie Stickney. “Oh wine!” said NDSU Student, Megan Olson. “For sure wine,” said NDSU Student,…

Moorhead Liquor Businesses Weigh in on Potential Sunday Sales

One Moorhead Liquor Stores Thinks Sales Could Boost Business

MOORHEAD, Minn. — For the first time in the Minnesota history, a bill that would reverse the ban on selling liquor on Sundays has passed the house. A senate committee will take up the bill Wednesday. One business says it’s happy that its customers would be able to shop more conveniently. Minnesota is one of 12 states that currently bans…