Cannon River Winery plans expansion to double wine production

The saying goes that if you’re a Midwest winery, you’re in the wedding business first and the wine business second. Cannon River Winery of Cannon Falls, already one of the biggest wineries in Minnesota, has announced expansion plans that solidify the first goal and make serious efforts with the second. The winery was acquired by Ron Stowell, founder of … [ Read more]

Drink these Minnesota-made 2016 gold medal wines

The Growler was on hand to help judge the 2016 International Cold Climate Wine Competition. We’ve found that the quality of cold-hardy wines has grown exponentially in the last five or six years. Local wineries are accruing a much better grasp on growing and bottling these new wine grape varieties that are suited to the upper Midwest. Our … [ Read more]