Garvin Heights Vineyards - Minnesota Uncorked™

Garvin Heights Vineyards

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Wine is life! Linda and Marv Seppanen have long enjoyed traveling and visiting small family wineries. Those travels have taken them to wineries from Florida to Washington and Maine to California, as well as Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, Poland, Quebec, Australia, and New Zealand. In particular, they have visited many Midwest wineries as well, from Minnesota to Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Nebraska….

MN-UN: How did you get your start in the business?
GHV: We have been growing grapes for 25 years!  But, making and selling our own wine for the past 10.

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MN-UN: Of the wines you produce, which is your favorite & why?
GHV: Brianna, which is a well-balanced white wine: semi-sweet with hints of apricot, peach, pineapple, and honey. It has a lovely fruity nose. Its excellent enjoyed with fruits & cheeses, or simply by itself.

When you visit Garvin Heights, they also feature locally made cheeses and can help you pair them with wine.

MN-UN: What is your favorite gift/gadget to give, or receive?
GHV: Haley’s Corker 5 in 1 ($7.28), which aerates, pours, filters, re-corks and has a stopper.


Open weekends through Christmas (re-opening next spring), you can visit Garvin Heights Vineyard in Winona, Minnesota at 2255 Garvin Heights Rd, Winona, MN or online at



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Lauren Voigt

Lauren launched Minnesota Uncorked™ to encourage exploration of wine. 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 She is WSET Certified Level III (Distinction), a Certified Wine Professional (CWP) through Saint Paul College, and a Spanish Wine Scholar (SWS) through Vine Lab Wine & Spirts Academy.


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