Ron and Arlie Peltier, Owners
Bryan Forbes, Minnesota Winemaker
Bryan Forbes has worked in the wine industry since 2007. His winemaking philosophy is to use high quality fruit, then optimize processes in the winery to maximize the expression of that fruit without obstructing its inherent character. Born and raised in Minnesota, Bryan developed an interest in wine and proceeded to chase grapes around the world before eventually returning home to be a part of the local wine scene. Recently, Bryan consulted with Minnesota wineries and worked as interim winemaker for the University of Minnesota. He’s held various winemaking roles in Oregon (Willamette Valley), France (Alsace & Burgundy), New Zealand (Nelson, North Canterbury/Waipara, Central Otago, & Hawkes Bay), California (Sonoma & Santa Lucia Highlands) and Australia (Adelaide Hills). He earned a Graduate Diploma with Distinction in Viticulture and Oenology from Lincoln University, NZ as well as a BS in Environmental Chemistry, Hydrology and GIS from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA.