Minnesota winery gets leading role at this year's Sundance Film Festival

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery has gotten a call back for the Sundance Film Festival.

Last year, the southeastern Minnesota winery served samples of its wine, and this year it will have a much bigger role – it's the official wine provider for the 10-day event, which starts Thursday, according to the winery's website.

A producer of the festival liked Four Daughters wine so much last year, he suggested it become the official sponsor of the independent film festival, ABC 6 reports. So this year, Four Daughters wines will be poured at all official festival receptions and parties, a news release says.

"We were handpicked by the festival and are so excited about this amazing opportunity to share Minnesota win with the rest of the world," Four Daughters said on its website, calling it a "massive honor" for the independent winery in the news release.

Four Daughters is bringing four of its wines to the festival: Big Boy, Marquette, Chad's Folly and Moscato. Two of these wines are completely Minnesota varietals, winery owner Vicky Vogt told ABC 6.

The winery will also be holding an event locally to celebrate the start of Sundance. Four Daughters is holding a dinner and movie night at the Spring Valley Township vineyard on Friday. For more information on how to attend, click here.

And you can follow along as the winery heads to Park City, Utah – Four Daughters says it will be posting updates of its "big adventure" on its Facebook page.

Four Daughters was founded in 2010 and has put a focus on using locally grown grapes, according to its website, with many of its wines being made from all Minnesota varietals of grapes.

But getting wine-worthy grapes out of Minnesota's soil isn't an easy task. Wine-searcher.com says the state’s temperature extremes in both summer and winter are perilous to the best-known grape varieties.

But the site credits the work of grape-vine researchers – particularly at the University of Minnesota – who have developed new, hardy varieties.

As of Jan. 4, there were 84 businesses licensed to make wine in the state, according to Department of Public Safety statistics.

Next Up

montana cutbank

Charges: Man shot victim 'without provocation' using sawed-off shotgun

The incident happened on Nov. 24 in Ten Lake Township, located in Beltrami County.

Governor Tim Walz

Watch live: Walz, first responders address Minnesotans

Some departments have been forced to shift staffing or suspend service due to COVID-19.

covid-19, coronavirus

CDC says COVID-19 quarantine period can be cut to 10 or 7 days

You can come out of a 7-day quarantine following exposure provided you've had a negative test.

maple grove fire

1 person found dead inside Maple Grove business that burned down

A person had been unaccounted following the fire that destroyed Hanson Implement and Storage Tuesday night.

One-dollar bill, cash, money

Appeals court rules MN high school students can get unemployment benefits

They've been denied the benefits, and some were even asked to pay them back.

covid-19, coronavirus

Dec. 2 COVID-19 update: 77 more deaths in Minnesota

The death toll is closing in on 3,700 in Minnesota.

City Pages

Fan creates City Pages archive, Star Tribune tells him to remove it

After word spread that the defunct newspaper's website would go down, a fan created his own copy. Then he got a cease and desist letter.

Adam Thielen

Vikings activate Adam Thielen off COVID-19/reserve list

The star receiver missed last week's victory over Carolina.

Screen Shot 2020-12-02 at 10.27.14 AM

Naked man shot by St. Paul cop is charged for sexual assault of ex-girlfriend

The 31-year-old suspect remains at Regions Hospital after being shot.

Lindsay Whalen

Whalen's Gophers start season with only 7 players available

Whalen isn't happy that a transfer wasn't granted immediate eligibility to play.

Screen Shot 2020-12-02 at 9.21.08 AM

Baby steals the show in Minnesota family's viral TikTok video

Definitely busting out that wobbly baby move at the next party...

Related