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Four Daughters wine goes country


Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

Justin Osborne, winemaker at Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery, shows the four types of wine and Loon Juice that were served at the Country Music Awards after party in Nashville, Tenn. on November 5, 2014. Photo by Barb Jeffers

A taste of Minnesota made its way to the 48th annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on November 5, 2014. Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery of Spring Valley, Minn. was given the prestigious opportunity to send four of its wine selections along with Loon Juice for a CMA after party which was hosted by Universal Music Group who supplied the wine for the celebration after the awards.

Owner Vicky Vogt states that they are very thankful to the alumni from Grand Meadow, Minn. that recommended them to the representative for the CMA Awards party. Winemaker Justin Osborne states they sent one case each of Zinfandel, Riesling, Moscato, and Big Boy. Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery also sent 10 mini kegs of Loon Juice, which is a hard cider with 6% alcohol content.

Loon Juice is just taking off in this area but has become very popular in many other areas, including up to 150 bars in Minneapolis, Minn. so far and they are just getting started. Osborne states “based on the volume that has been requested from us, and the amount we produce, Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery is by far and away the largest cider producer in the state and probably the region” and the honey crisp hard cider, which comes in five-liter kegs, has been given great reviews by patrons.

Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery was asked to provide two cases of red wine and two cases of white wine along with Loon Juice about a week before the Country Music Awards. When deciding on which wines to send to Nashville, Osborne thought about country music lyrics saying “I am married to a farmer’s daughter, so I am well aware of country music,” commenting, “no one sings about dry wine” so based on the lyrics he decided to send a couple sweet wines.

Vogt states she is “very excited” about their libations being sent to Nashville, as is everyone at Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery, adding “this is a big thing for us” and it is also a big deal for this area of Minnesota to be represented at such an event and most certainly will lead to other opportunities for the business to share the fruits of their labor.

The business has done very well since opening in 2011 and its popularity continues to grow. When asked the secret to their success, Osborne says a lot of what they do is individually artist driven. As the winemaker, he has complete control over what kind of wines to make and the chefs have complete con .....
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Open house set for Nov. 18 on Spring Valley Highway 63 concrete repair project

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley State of Minnesota

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – The public is invited to attend an open house Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Spring Valley to learn about the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s 2015 project on Highway 63 from the Iowa border to Spring Valley. The meeting i ..... 
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Kingsland Task Force update

By Jeff Erding

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Kingsland Facilities Task Force LOOKING OVER THE HORIZON: an update on the efforts of the Kingsland Facilities Task Force to reach consensus on the present needs and future configuration of the Kingsland District. Please note this is not to be co ..... 
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Isabel Mae Larson

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Isabel Mae Larson Funeral services for Isabel Larson were held 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, Minn. with Pastor Byron Meline officiating. Burial took place in Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery ..... 
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Kingsland school to upgrade fitness room

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board held a regular meeting on Monday, October 20. In attendance were Kristin Beck, Gwen Howard, Deb Larson, Doug Plaehn, and superintendent John McDonald. The meeting was called to order, and the Board led the Pledge of Alle ..... 
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Bid accepted for former elemenztary school property

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

A brief regular meeting of the Spring Valley City Council was held on October 13 at the Carnegie Building in Spring Valley. All members of the City Council attended (Mayor Jim Struzyk, Todd Jones, Tony Archer, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and city ..... 
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Letter about support for Jon Pieper...

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, In the last years, my home valuation has gone down, but my property taxes to the city and county have gone up. Why? Because Local Government Aid (LGA) to cities was taken away by Republicans. This program used income taxes from all ..... 
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Letter about Meet the Candidate Night...

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Spring Valley VFW Post 4114 would like to thank the following people for helping make the recent Meet the Candidate Night a success: Fillmore County sheriff candidates, Brian Miner and Tom Kaase; District 3 county commissioner candid ..... 
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Mums is the word at Spring Valley Greenhouse

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Home & Garden

If you’re looking to spruce up your yard this fall, then Spring Valley Greenhouse & Floral has what you need. The Greenhouse originally opened 40 years ago, and for the last 12 years has been owned and operated by the Gehling family (Carol, Jacob ..... 
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