Lawsuit challenges locally grown mandate in Minnesota wine

The Institute for Justice, joined by Alexis Bailly Vineyards of Hastings, and Next Chapter Winery of New Prague, announced yesterday a lawsuit that will challenge the language of Minnesota’s statutes for farm winery licenses. Currently, the statute mandates that Minnesota wineries must use a majority of Minnesota-grown grapes in their yearly winemaking output. The lawsuit … [ Read more]

Drink local wine this winter with the Minnesota Wine Passport

Minnesota’s local wine industry has skyrocketed to over 70 wineries in a short period of time. Many are open year-round and now’s the time to visit to avoid the huge crowds. If you like the look of snow-covered vines, but would still rather be drinking inside, then perhaps the Minnesota Wine Passport is your ticket … [ Read more]