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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