Terroir can be defined as the mystical melding of light, water, soil, air and the human touch. It is a definition that is often used by vintners. The simple fact is that you must have a world class grapevine to produce a world class grapes for winemaking. When it comes to grapes it is their source, the land, which matters most.
Both Valerie and Mike, proprietors of Crow River Winery, grew up on farms near Hutchinson. We still have those farms and now practice sustainable farming on them, growing grapes, hard neck garlic and keeping bees. In keeping with Minnesota’s history and heritage, we raise Minnesota Cold Climate grapes. Our family has made it our life’s work to maintain these special places and our farm and to nurture these special regional vines.
We respect nature and are committed to the labor, expense, and stewardship of the land as we coax vines to wines. We are confident that when the wine is ready, you will taste the difference.
Ultimately, the wine’s distinct personality will reflect its source: our dedicated care along with that distinctive Crow River Winery Terroir.