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Tucker Hill Vineyards officially opened to the public on May 29, 2009. However, the start of this venture goes back a little farther.
Barry's interest in making wine started in the late 1990s. His family gave him a home wine making kit and he processed his first batch of wine in 1998, a Chardonnay. From there he furthered his fascination with this hobby by researching online and through reading materials. In 2001, we joined the Iowa Wine Growers Association to learn more about this fascinating industry and to gain knowledge from people who were already involved.
In 2002, when we moved to our current location, we planted the first grape vines. There were five different varieties: Niagara, Esprit, Marechal Foch, Concord and Landot. We continued planting vines the following year and added LaCrosse and Frontenac to the mixture. We currently have approximately 550 vines growing, which has the potential to produce roughly 500 gallons of wine per year.
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