Welcome to Blue Door Vineyard! In the spring of 2002 we planted a vineyard in our backyard which is located near Stillwater, Minnesota on the eastern edge of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. Our planting includes mainly hardy wine varieties from the work of Elmer Swenson and the University of Minnesota such as Frontenac, Sabrevois, Prairie Star and Valiant. In the spring of 2004 we added Marechal Foch to our vineyard. Read more about our vines in our latest newsletter.

We have documented a lot of information about our vineyard including plant-specific statistics, vineyard layout, trellising, and notes. Share your experiences in our discussion forums. We periodically e-mail our newsletter out with informative articles and notes about our experiences growing grapes in this part of the world. Just complete the form on the right-hand side of this page to become a subscriber. We have also taken pictures of some of our activities in the vineyard.

I recently revamped the website. I hope you like the changes. The biggest benefit to you is that the changes allow me to spend more time updating and adding new grape-growing and winemaking information rather than writing code. Send us your comments and questions! We would love to hear from you. Thanks for visiting!