Our Story: The story of the winery begins in March of 2014 on a rainy day after I had a less than great week at work. I started researching winery business plans and through the research found that we were lacking a winery in the Stevens Point Area and the surrounding area by about 50 miles at that time. I also knew the owner of Great Northern Distillery, Brian thought it would be an excellent addition to the area and so we started. After a full business plan and many meetings with lawyers and bankers we were secured in the building as well as a winery.
The building was purchased with a small group on October 6th, 2014; including myself and my husband, my Dad and lastly a silent investor. The ground floor had recently been an office space so we needed to renovate to get it back to a manufacturing facility. There were lots of surprises and unknowns; the largest being a 20’ by 8’ section of rotten flooring. So we replaced all the floors and beams and rated it to hold 18,000 pounds. This floor now holds 8 of our 250 gallon stainless steel tanks. After inspections and approvals and permits at the federal, state, county and city level. We started making wine in April 2015. Our soft opening followed shortly after over the Riverfront Rendezvous the weekend of July 4th, 2015.
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