65 Vines Winery, named after the local highway leading to the Kinnickinnic River — is located in Roberts, Wisconsin (just a skip east of Hudson), while they’re closed for the winter- swing by in June of 2017, and pay them a visit!
MN-UN: How did you get your start in the business?
It has been a 12-year journey! A date at St. Croix Vineyards, lead to casual volunteering at several wineries and the Horticultural Resource Center, and from there to working at several Minnesota wineries… due time to start our own.
MN-UN: Of the wines you produce, which is your favorite & why?
Kinni River Red – A barrel aged Marquette, a medium-bodied red table. Hints of cherry, and a gem (much like the Kinnickinnic River just down the road that we have named it after). It tastes great with smoked gouda or a grilled steak!
MN-UN: Tell us about a unique wine or related product you have?
Kinni River Rose, a slightly oaked Rose’ wine: bold and complex. Made from the same varietal as Kinni River Red, we think it pairs well with a ham and gouda sandwich or bacon wrapped asparagus.
MN-UN: What is something about your business that you wish more people knew?
We are a family-owned boutique vineyard/winery. Our goal is to: produce excellent wine, have stellar customer service, and provide an outstanding vineyard/winery experience.
MN-UN: What’s the best “bang for your buck” wine or cider (not made by you)?
Maiden Rock Hard Cider, OKO Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Grigio, Lucinda & Millie Cabernet Sauvignon.
MN-UN: What is your favorite gift/gadget to give, or receive?
CORAVIN™MODEL EIGHT WINE SYSTEM
This summer, you can visit 65 Vines Winery in Roberts, WI at 1105 Coulee Trail or online at 65vines.com.