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North Dakota Wine

posted on September 28, 2001

It's time to sell wine…

A new law in North Dakota allows farm wineries to sell as much as one thousand gallons of wine each year. Previously the law allowed wine only to be given away to friends and relatives, but not sold.

One North Dakota farmer has already been experimenting with a variety of fruits and vegetables such as chokecherries and sugarbeets to create his own unique varieties. One creation uses onions which the farmer claims is both a sweet wine for drinking and an excellent beef marinade.

The farm wineries law went into effect on August first, providing just enough time for North Dakota farm vintners to have wine ready for the holiday season.

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