They call the kinds of wine grapes that grow in the upper Mississippi region such as Minnesota “cold-hardy grapes”, grapes bred to withstand extreme temperatures that would kill the traditionally grown grapes of California or France.
These grapes, the farmers and wine makers of the Midwest are pushing the envelope of viticulture and enology, growing grape vines that not only survive but thrive at temperatures as low as 40 below zero, yet yield exceptional wines. This story is covered in a feature-length documentary titled “Wine Diamonds: Uncorking America’s Heartland™“
Featuring Minnesota Wineries
Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery
Indian Island Winery
Northern Vineyards Winery
Lake Pepin Winery
Premieres April 23 at the Dubuque International Film Festival
“Wine Diamonds: Uncorking America’s Heartland“ was chosen as an Official Selection at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival and we’ll be showing a “special screening” on Saturday, April 23 (1:30-4pm) at the Dubuque Museum of Art (Dubuque, IA).
We’ll keep you updated about a Twin Cities premiere! In the mean time, you can learn more about the film at winediamondsfilm.com.