January Update

January Update

Happy New Year. We are looking forward to a wonderful 2015 at 4e Winery. Since receiving our state and federal winery licenses in November, we have been busy working on this year’s wines and planning for the summer. Formulas for our non-grape wines have been...
Brianna

Brianna

Brianna is cold hardy hybrid grape that was bred by Elmer Swenson in 1983. Originally released as a table grape, it was introduced as a wine grape in 2001 and since then has been spreading across upper midwest vineyards. For the geeks out there who follow this stuff,...

Blue Blood

Some time ago a guy in Minnesota names Lon DePoppe created a fermented version of Hard Lemonade that he calls Skeeter Pee. It’s a sweet alcoholic beverage  made from bottled lemon juice that is quick to ferment and certainly quaffable on a hot summer day sitting...
Cold Stabilizing

Cold Stabilizing

I have three wines undergoing cold stabilization right now. On the right is an experimental white grape grown in 2011 by NDSU. It is ES 5-4-71. It is really showing some promise. In the middle, a blend of North Dakota concord and beta grapes. And on the left is an...