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With blistering summers, bitterly cold winters, persistent humidity and mildew problems, as well as deadly 2,4-D spray, it’s a wonder that anyone considers growing grapes in Nebraska. Prohibition erased almost all of the state’s 5,000 acres under vine, and by the start of the 1990s, fewer than 10 acres remained. Nebraska’s oldest existing winery only began in 1994, although growth has been rapid and more than 20 others have opened since. These wineries are spread across the state, from the sandy hills of western Nebraska to the rolling hills and rivers of the southeast. These small producers sell most of their product at the farm gate to vineyard visitors. Many foresee great economic spinoffs, resulting from an increase in wine-related tourism. The industry is very progressive, with an active Nebraska Winery and Grape Grower Association and a viticulture program at the University of Nebraska. These bodies have conducted grape growers’ educational forums since 1998, growing from 40 participants Read more »

Varietals Produced in Nebraska View all

  • Seyval Blanc

    Well suited to cool climates, this popular French-American hybrid is the second most planted vine in England, behind ...

  • Frontenac

    Frontenac’s overall viticultural performance and excellent wine quality are directly responsible for its success in M...

  • Edelweiss

    Created by Elmer Swenson, this white grape is derived from an Ontario x MN 78 cross. Edelwiess is disease resistant a...

  • Vignoles

    Popular in northeastern and midwest regions of America, this white wine-producing hybrid produces an excellent desser...

  • Traminette

    This white wine-producing hybrid, a cross of Gewurztraminer and Joannes Seyve 23-416, produces excellent quality wine...

  • St. Croix

    St. Croix grapes produce medium to full bodied, dry, deep red wines with low tannins, good fruity aromas, and have cu...

Popular Wineries in Nebraska View all

  • Soaring Wings Vineyard

    We are a family run operation at Soaring Wings. The land was purchased in 2001. The history of th...

  • James Arthur Vineyards

    Welcome to James Arthur Vineyards. A family business settled among the rolling hills and fertile...

  • Superior Estates Winery

    Believing that great wine starts in the vineyard was our impetus for growing our own grapes. With...

  • Cuthills Vineyards

    In the rolling hills of northeast Nebraska you will find Cuthills Vineyards, located just three m...

  • Mac's Creek Vineyards & Winery

    Mac’s Creek Vineyards & Winery is family owned and operated by the McFarlands and is located one...

  • Prairie Vine Vineyard

    The idea of a winery in the Prairie of Western Nebraska was born in 2000 when several growers pla...

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  • Diego, a few years ago somebody posted a link to a report that discusses your ... ... of Columbia, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oregon and Virginia were the highest rated states.  All of them:Allow winery-to-consumer shippingAllow retailer-to consumer shippingDo not have government control of wine salesAllow Sunday sales of wineAllow wi... Read More

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  • And yet at times it has seemed as if the two men were Humpty and Dumpty, ... ... stage with him and joined in.Nebraska Congressman Phil Montag on the shooting of fellow Congressman Steve Scalise at a softball game: "This motherfucker, like his whole job is to get people, convince Republicans to fucking kick people off fucking health care. I ha... Read More

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  • Badgers beat Nebraska in OT tonight.  Had a wonderful La Posta Malbec (Argentina) and a sumptuous Cabby from Hussonet (Antinori Family) Pirque  made and bottled in Chile. The cabby drank 3X it's price point with ease. Read More

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  • James Arthur Red Blend Nebraska Red NV


    Most JAV wines are a bit too sweet for my taste, but this medium-bodied, dry red wine is very nice. A definite "buy again" and heartily recommended. Read More

    Wine review by Chkrazr

  • So I just go back from my 2-week road trip driving cross country to visit my ... ... heading back east across Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana and home to Michigan.  It was a super fun trip that I would do again in a heartbeat, so for those of you who live in the Northwest, you should appreciate the Walla Walla Valley even mor Read More

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  • James Arthur Edelweiss 2007


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  • James Arthur Vineyards Edyn's Blush 2007


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  • James Arthur Vineyards White St.Croix 2007


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  • James Arthur White Blend 2 Brothers 2007


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  • James Arthur Vineyards Traminette 2007


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