Coming soon: Indian Island Winery


A couple new vineyards are joining the ranks of Minnesota wineries in upcoming months. Sounds good to us! The Mankato Free Press (we love you Mankato!) reports that Indian Island Winery in Janesville will open up shop early next year.

The family-run vineyard is growing about a dozen kinds of grapes, the Press reports, including some developed by the U of M. "The (grape) market has been just as strong as ever as more and more wineries come on line," the article quotes Ray Winter saying. "Even though there are more and more vineyards there's still good demand."

The article says another winery, Chankaska Creek Ranch, is slated to open in the next couple of years years between Mankato and St. Peter. There are about 30 licensed wineries in Minnesota it says.