Ryan Prellwitz wears many hats on the farm and in the winery, “some days I’m making wine, and others I’m picking grapes but everyday I’m the accountant and the custodian”.
Prellwitz and his wife Megan own and operate Wisconsin’s own Vines and Rushes near Ripon Wisconsin. The winery specializes in wine varieties crafted from cold weather hardy grapes that help to aid in the “Very Wisconsin” flavors that Prellwitz and his winery have been come to be know.
Prellwitz says he was trying to get back to the farm and when looking for opportunities he decided to begin growing grapes which then morphed into wine making. Ryan sat down with the Farm Report’s Bryant Gill to share with him what it’s like building a winery from the ground up as well as sharing the hurdles that must be jumped in order to become a successful winery.
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