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Billy Smith: Winemaker
An epiphany — is the sudden realization or comprehension of the (larger) essence or meaning of something. A new foundational frame of reference.
This is how I respond when asked the question, "How did you get started making wine"?
Morphing from vision to passion I planted over 400 cold climate Marquette grape vines in my front yard. And with the support of family and friends I was soon crushing and fermenting locally grown cold climate grapes and the best Northern California grapes I could buy!
Experimenting, but following the advice of the best wine makers, TIME has become a guiding force and mantra for my life of making quality Red Wines!
My sincere thanks to my friends, family and industry associates
— present and past...
Bob Mueffelmann ...for marketing and web design www.lmgo.com
Business Centers - Staff ...Greg, James, Cathy, Susan, and Jay www.rentspace.com
Cori Mueffelmann ...for marketing, design and graphic production www.lmgo.com
Dan Brick ...wholesale supplies www.brickpackaging.com
Dominick Chirichillo ...winemaker, grower, and consultant www.oceansofwine.com
Elmer Swenson ...a pioneering grape breeder who introduced a number of new cultivars, effectively revolutionizing grape growing in the Upper Midwest and other cold and short-seasoned regions. more...
FlexoImpressions ... Mike Wilzbacher – sales consultant www.flexoimpressions.com
Gary Spencer ...photography www.spencerphotography.com
Harrison & Parker Smith ...for their present and future interest
Indy International Wine Competition www.indianawines.org
International Cold Climate Competition www.iccwc.org
Irene Smith ...for being Vineyard Japanese Beetle Specialist
John Marshall ...grower and supplier www.greatrivervineyard.com
Mark Wedge ...winemaker and consultant www.fieldstonevineyards.com
Mid-American Wine Competition www.midamericanwine.org
Midwest Homebrewing & Winemaking Supplies www.midwestsupplies.com
MN Grape Growers Association www.mngrapes.org
Nick Smith & Anna Kathryn Mansfield... of MN Arboretum
Ray Winter ...cold climate grower and supplier www.winterhavengrapevines.com