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MN Connection: Miner Wines

Miner Wines | Napa Valley, California THE CONNECTION: Wineries spark romance -not only because winegrowing proves an enormous endeavor on one’s own but all the sweat and tears are more rewarding when a person has someone with which to share the fruits of their labor. After growing up in Minnesota, Emily Miner

MN Connection: Lang & Reed

Lang & Reed | Napa Valley, California THE CONNECTION: From serving as President at Auction Napa Valley or all the time he spent at Inglenook, Caymus, and Clos Du Val, you might assume John Skupny a son of the Sunshine State but we at The Wine Company like to think Minnesota taught him

MN Connection: Gamling & McDuck

Gamling & McDuck | Napa Valley, California THE CONNECTION: Over a decade ago Gabrielle Shaffer and Adam McClary met here in Minnesota while working in the local wine biz -Gabe for The Wine Company at the wholesale level and Adam in the local restaurant scene here in the Twin Cities. Between a

MN Connection: Frog’s Leap

Frog's Leap Winery | Napa Valley, California THE CONNECTION: Strolling along Nicollet Mall at 9th Street, one cannot help but admire the beauty of the Young Quinlan building -the once department store of local fame. Built in 1921 this font of luxuries was run by Elizabeth Quinlan -a pioneering female business owner

MN Connection: Duxoup Wine Works

Duxoup Wine Works | Sonoma Valley, California THE CONNECTION: Could it get any more All American than studying under a Russian winemaker? Not if it is the renowned André Tchellistchef behind the California wine renaissance and arguably the best winemaker of all time. Could it get any more Minnesotan than being Anoka

MN Connection: Badger Mountain

Badger Mountain | Columbia Valley, Washington THE CONNECTION: Graduating from the University of Minnesota, it is no surprise Mickey Dunne enjoys playing ice hockey, fishing, and cooking. Mickey experienced his first harvest in 1987 and has been hooked on the Washington wine industry ever since. After joining Badger Mountain as Sales Manager

MN Connection: Argyle

Argyle | Willamette Valley, Washington THE CONNECTION: Argyle is synonymous with Rollin Soles, the affable “cowboy philosopher”, founding winemaker at Argyle, and the only winemaker to make white, red and sparkling wines to reach Wine Spectator’s Top 100…but every philosopher has an apprentice and who knows when pupil might surpass professor? In 2013

MN Connection: Alexis Bailly

Alexis Bailly,  Hastings, Minnesota THE CONNECTION: Minnesota’s original winery, Alexis Bailly Vineyards has been growing cold hardy grapes in Hastings since 1973 when David Bailly planted the first vineyard in Minnesota in that pioneering spirit that marks our northern lot. The tasting room opened in 1978 with the celebratory release of the first

Introducing MN Connections

Your homegrown fine wine distributor and importer serving the state of Minnesota since 1985, The Wine Company is Minnesota born and raised proud to spit so you don’t have to. While Minnesota Nice might keep us from boasting day in day out, we have a great deal to be proud of
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