The winery started with grape juice concentrate make into wine in a 5-gallon plastic bucket. The Musil family thoroughly enjoyed the process and the end results.
The next few years were spent researching, experimenting and perfecting their wine making techniques.
The first vines were planted in 2015, 100 vines of Frontenac.
Since then, the vineyard has grown to 600 vines with four varieties of grapes and a berry patch.
They were having so much fun making and enjoying their wines that in 2022, they decided to go commercial and share what they love with others.
James Musil converted his horse pasture and planted 100 Frontenac vines.
Building the Winery
The winery produces first vintage of Frontenac.
New Sorts in the Vineyard
We added more vines of Frontenac and added Brianna grapes vines.
Created new wines
During COVID we were busy expermenting with new flavors.
James & Family goes commercial to share what they love with others.
Tasting Room Opens
September 30th our Tasting Room officially opens.
Wine Production Manager
Sommelier in training
As part of the agricultural industry, we fully depend on our surrounding, just as it depends on us. That’s why we grow our produce organically and sustainably. Over the past decades the carbon footprint of the winery has been positive, which is something we’re really proud of.
We keep spraying to a minimum. Since it was a horse pasture for many years, weeds are a constant problem. We pull and cut constantly to control them. We only use herbicides around the perimeter. We do however use a fungicide during the early and mid-growing season due to our humid summers.
We do not spray for insects. We encourage birds and good insects to do that for us. We have a variety of birds that include starlings, wrens, orioles and others. Our favorite insect is the lady bug. But this also creates a problem when the grapes are ripe. Robins, flickers, and, to a lesser extent, orchard orioles are our biggest competitors. So, we use bird netting and add it when we see the first grape turn color. The Sphinx moth caterpillars will get their share of leaves before the birds find them but eventually, they do find them.