12 Days to opening

12 Days to opening

At long last 4e Winery is about to open it’s doors on July 12. It’s been a busy three years getting ready for this day and we are excited to share our wonderful farmstead with all of you. We have been working hard trying to get the grounds and buildings...
Dead or alive

Dead or alive

When the weather outside reaches -20°F you can’t imagine anything can live. So the question of whether the vines are dead or alive starts to haunt me. I am happy to say the frontenac vines are making it just fine. I took some cuttings from the dormant vines to...
Grape Vine Planting Day

Grape Vine Planting Day

Grape Vine Planting Day Saturday, May 24 Please join us for our second Grape Vine Planting day at 4e Winery. We are excited to be starting our new venture as a North Dakota vineyard and winery. Our winery is located just SE of the I-94 Casselton exit. It is the first...
Pruning time

Pruning time

Well, a week or so of nice weather has encouraged spring to spring. And that means it’s time to prune the vines. After a long drawn-out cold winter, I was concerned about the status of my now 1 year old vines. We had some snow, as you can see below, but it...
August Vineyard Update

August Vineyard Update

It has been about a month since my last update. I’m  happy to report that the weeds are being beaten back for the most part and the vines are growing very well. After flooding rains in June things have dried out considerably. In all of July we only received...
The vines are doing fine

The vines are doing fine

After the flooding rains of June, I am happy to report that the vineyard is drying out, the weeds are getting under control, and most importantly, the vines are all growing! Even one little tiny vine that was submerged for almost two weeks is showing signs of new...