The Seppanen family has long enjoyed traveling and visiting small family wineries. Those travels have taken us to wineries from Florida to Washington and Maine to California, as well as Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, Poland, Quebec, Australia, and New Zealand. In particular we have visited many Midwest wineries in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Nebraska. In March 2013 we joined a group from Washington state for a two week trip visiting 27 wineries in northern Italy. Come see our pictures and enjoy our new stories. We have since travel with the group to France, Sicily, and Portugal.
We started growing grapes about 30 years ago by ordering four varieties from a seed catalog. In time we joined the Minnesota Grape Growers Association and learned of the many other grape varieties suited to our climate. Over the years additional grapes were planted and new vineyards started.