Wine will be provided by Spirits Of Norway Vineyard on May 7, 2022.
Spirits of Norway Vineyard is located in the Historic Town of Norway, Racine County Wisconsin. The proud heritage of the Town of Norway dates back to 1839 when a group of 40 Norwegian immigrants settled in the area because of the rich growing soil. The first Norwegian Lutheran Church in America was built here in 1843. The Town was officially established and governed in 1847. Today, some 180 years later, Spirits of Norway Vineyard continues to utilize the rich growing soil for their spacious vineyard consisting of cold climate-hybrid wine grapes. The University of Minnesota has an extensive grape breeding program. They have successfully developed grapes that combine high levels of cold hardiness with hybrid wine quality. Randy Larson President of Spirits of Norway Vineyard has chosen several popular varietals to locally grow in their vineyard. Marquette, Petite Pearl, Marechal Foch, Frontenac, Noiret and Leon Millot are red grape/red wine varietals, while Brianna, Frontenac Blanc, Catawba and Somerset make up the white grape/white wines. As Professional wine makers crafting high quality wines in Their Boutique Style Craft Winery, Spirits of Norway Vineyard has earned several prestigious International Awards. The highlight in 2017 were two Gold Medals for Brianna in the New York World Wine & Spirits International Competition and the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Marquette earned a Double Gold Medal in the 2018 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, while Brianna brought home another Gold Medal. At the 2018 Indy International Wine Competition at Purdue University, Attitude Adjustment earned a “Gold Medal & Best of Class” honors. Attitude Adjustment also went on to earn a Gold Medal in the 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition. Noiret earned a Gold Medal in the 2019 Jefferson Cup Invitational. Most wine competitions were cancelled in 2020. Mango Madness earned Gold and Bella Rosa’ Silver in the 2021 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Domaine du Chateau earned a Double Gold Medal in the 2021 Jefferson Cup Invitational, while Kashmir earned a Silver Medal. These are just a few of the most prestigious awards to date. Award Winning, Locally Made Wines from Locally Grown Grapes right here in Southeast Wisconsin.