Wine, fun and events just minutes south of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Just wanted to share with everyone that the best red wine at the 2005 Minnesota State Fair was…stomped by the Crofuts!

Sam and I bottled the Frontenac wine made from 100% Minnesota grown grapes last week. The grapes were crushed on September 26, 2004 with Bev and Marshall Rosenthal, and gently pressed on the circa 1920 wine press given to us by Pam O’Connell and her dad (his memory and passion for life still lives through us…really big thanks Pammie) that same day. The Frontenac wine placed first in the Open competition. At this time I think of my Grandpa Crofut and my dad, and know they would be happy their boys are having lots of fun.

Lot 031 MGGA MN grown red table wine
Minnesota Grape Growers Assn. Special
01 Don Crofut Jordan, MN

Lot 005 Rose’ grape table wine, 100% MN grapes
03 Don Crofut Jordan, MN
A blend of Sabrevoir and Brianna (Grapes developed by the late Elmer Swenson, the father of cold hardy grapes).

Lot 755 Grapes, Frontenac
Fruit Specimens
01 Don Crofut Jordan, MN

Lot 757 Grapes, La Crosse
Fruit Specimens
01 Don Crofut Jordan, MN

Lot 759 Grapes, St. Croix
Fruit Specimens
01 Don Crofut Jordan, MN

Lot 753 Grapes, Edelweiss
Fruit Specimens
02 Don Crofut Jordan, MN
I think we grow some really good fruit, and one Edelweiss cluster was a foot long!

Lot 764 Grapes, any other hybrid wine variety (named)
Fruit Specimens
03 Don Crofut Jordan, MN (Prairie Star)