Family owned is what makes it FUN: Grape Mill Vineyard

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-10-05-43-amMN-UN: How would you describe how you got your start in the business?

GM: We are part of a third generation farm,and love Minnesota Wine. We decided to grow a few grapes, and it blossomed into a full-fledged vineyard and winery on our family farm.

MN-UN: Of the wines  you produce, which is your favorite & why?

GM: We are very thrilled our Brianna won a gold medal this summer at the Cold Climate International Competition.

MN-UN: Tell us about a unique wine or wine-related product you have at Grape Mill?

GM: Our winemaker is experimenting with a port made with Frontenac!

MN-UN: What is something about your business, that you wish more people knew?

GM: We may be small, however as a family winery that gives visitors the experience coming to our place, a personal, welcoming and fun experience.


While Grape Mill is closed for the winter, you can visit them this spring in East Grand Forks, MN at 18696 430th Avenue SW or online at


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Lauren launched Minnesota Uncorked™ to nurture a community uniquely for Minnesota's wine culture — encouraging exploration of wine, of Minnesota, and of Minnesota wine. She is WSET Certified Level III (Distinction), and a Certified Wine Professional (CWP) through Saint Paul College. When she's not masquerading as a wine writer on the internet, Lauren earns her keep as a marketing specialist in the wine industry. Lauren can be reached at


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