New wineries tout views, alter business plans amid pandemic
August 9, 2020
MUSCODA, Wis. (AP) — The ridge a few miles north of here holds 20 varieties of grapes, orchards filled with peach, apple, cherry, apricot and other fruit trees and one of the largest black current patches in the state.
What sold Colleen and Aaron Halverson on this 81-acre property in southern Richland County was the panoramic view of the Wisconsin River Valley.
For years, the vista has been largely off the beaten path for visitors to Weggy Winery, where the tasting room is in a former dairy barn with a stone foundation and in a low spot on the property. But for the Halversons, she a profe...