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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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Stella Brusse

Tue, Jun 3rd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Stella Brusse, age 97, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Ostrander Care and Rehab in Ostrander, Minn. Stella was born near Cherry Grove, Minn. to Ben and Mollie (Mathison) Nagel on September 10, 1916. She married Calvin ..... 
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Cyril R. Rathbun

Tue, Jun 3rd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Cyril R. Rathbun, age 86, of Spring Valley, Minn. died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Grand Meadow Care Center in Grand Meadow, Minn. Cyril Roy Rathbun was born September 5, 1927 in Washington, Minn. to Perry and Minnie (Forrester) Rathbun. He att ..... 
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Spring Valley in search of new ambulance director

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

It was a very short agenda at the Spring Valley City Council meeting on Wednesday evening. As the usual approval of the minutes and May Final Accounts Payable was dealt with, the first issue of pay adjustments for salary increases arose for Chad Hin ..... 
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Engagement - Conlan ~ Merkel

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Social Scenes

Bob and Donna Conlan of Preston, Minn. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber, to Seth Merkel son of Steve and Sandy Merkel of Spring Valley, Minn. Amber is a 2010 graduate of Fillmore Central High School and graduated fr ..... 
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Bloomfield Mutual Insurance Company recognized as Grinnell Mutual top mutual company

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Business Announcements

Larry Webb of Bloomfield Mutual Insurance Company of Spring Valley, Minn. was presented with a 2014 President’s Club plaque from Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. The plaque recognizes the company’s achievement, ranking among Grinnell Mutual ..... 
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Kingsland approves interim athletic director

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

An extensive agenda awaited the Kingsland School Board on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the regular school board meeting held in the Kingsland Conference Room. Consent Agenda items were approved. The following donations were recognized: American Legion ..... 
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Spring Valley prepares for North Broadway downtown street project

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

A short agenda for the Spring Valley City Council on Monday night. Approval was given to the North Broadway Downtown Street Project and to advertise for bids. The engineer’s estimate on the project is $142,025.75. An alternate estimate is $191, ..... 
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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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