The first wine

Our Roots

It all began in 1998, when we planted the first vine. Great care was taken in selecting the grape varieties and clones which are best suited for our Nebraska soil. Frontenac, DeChaunac, St. Vincent, LaCrosse, Edelweiss, St. Peppin, Vignoles and Petit Amie were chosen. In addition to the grape varieties, we also planted a cherry orchard producing remarkable cherries that are then crafted into great wines.

Until 2007, we made our living selling our fruit to a neighboring winery. Not satisfied with just growing premium grapes, we decided to put our fruit into our own bottles and in 2008, WindCrest Winery™ was born.