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Four Daughters breaks ground on expansion


Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

When Vicky Vogt first dreamed of starting a vineyard and opening a winery, she, like all new business owners, hoped it would do well. After opening the doors of Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery on December 15, 2011 the business has so exceeded expectations for owners Gary and Vicky Vogt that an expansion on the winery building has been started ahead of schedule. Groundbreaking for the 8,000 square foot addition took place on May 29, 2014 and is scheduled to be finished in late fall 2014.

As the name of the business describes, yes, Gary and Vicky have four daughters. Vicky states that opening the winery was a way to get her children back home and into a form of agriculture as the four daughters did not want to farm corn or soybeans, but she thought they may be interested in wine and they were. Two of the daughters moved back home to work at the winery and two son-in-laws work there full-time as well.

The four daughters and their families are 1) Shawn - married to Patrick Sween with five children: Kieran, Lucca, Rowan, Calum, and Eliot. 2) Erin - married to Tim Stromberg. 3) Kristin - married to Justin Osborne with three children: Henry, Evan, and Archie. 4) Justine - married to Dan Prieve with two children: Kalvin and Isla.

It was always the intention of the owners to build an addition onto the winery but did not have it in their business plan to happen this soon. The first year Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery produced 8,000 gallons of wine and this past year production jumped to 26,000 gallons creating the need for additional space for production now.

Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery has a total of six acres of grapevines used to produce wine for the business each year and the person in charge of the vines is Vineyard Manager Patrick Sween. As you can imagine taking care of such a vast amount of grapevines cannot be an easy task but based on the quality of wine that is produced at the winery Patrick does a magnificent job.

Justin Osborne, the Winemaker, went to school and did a lot of research which provided him with the knowledge to become very creative and also extremely successful at his craft. Vicky states that some of their most popular wines are the Sparkling Pinot Noir, Marquette, and Big Boy Blend.

The Sparkling Pinot Noir is described as “a full and grapey wine with big flavors and a hint of sparkle” on the business website (www.fourdaughtersvineyard.com) .....
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Spring Valley Area Community Foundation banquet discussion centers around DMC

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

“There is no doubt that the epicenter of DMC is Rochester,” said interim President of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Jerry Williams. However, there is also no doubt that the neighboring towns in Fillmore County like Spring Valley will fee ..... 
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Spring Valley Area Community Foundation banquet discussion centers around DMC

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

“There is no doubt that the epicenter of DMC is Rochester,” said interim President of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Jerry Williams. However, there is also no doubt that the neighboring towns in Fillmore County like Spring Valley will fee ..... 
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Black Hawk Aviator, former Kingsland grad, visits home

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

Even as a young boy growing up in the community of Spring Valley, Minn., Eric Mathison knew he was destined to join the military. A long line of proud and dedicated servicemen in his family definitely had an impact on Mathison’s vision of his futu ..... 
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Christmas on Historic Broadway 2013

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Features

For the eighth consecutive year the lights on Broadway in Spring Valley, Minn. were a little brighter than usual during Christmas on Historic Broadway, which took place on Saturday, December 14, 2013. The annual event brings residents and visitors ..... 
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Spring Valley celebrates Ag Days 2013

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Features

By Barb Jeffers Good old fashioned fun and some mud filled fun took place in Spring Valley, Minn. during the city’s annual Ag Days celebration. Ag Days took place from Tuesday, August 13 to Sunday, August 18, 2013 with a full schedule of events ..... 
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Spring Valley resident celebrates her 97th Year

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
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By Barb Jeffers Her words of wisdom are few - “keep active and keep moving” says Maggie Gragert, a resident of the Evergreens at Spring Valley Senior Living in Spring Valley, Minn. Born on June 28, 1916, Maggie just turned 97 and continues t ..... 
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Almanzo Road Race hits Spring Valley

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Features

By Gary Peterson, Mitchell Walbridge As people gathered on the weekend of May 17-19 for Spring Valley’s annual WilderFest, many also participated in the seventh annual Almanzo Road Race. This year’s Almanzo Road Race bicyclists set out from ..... 
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The Spring Valley Fire Department

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Features

The Spring Valley Fire Department responded to a fire at 135 S. Broadway late Sunday afternoon. The apartment building had four units, two of which were occupied. The apartment where the fire is believed to have started had been unoccupied for over ..... 
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