48970 375th Rd (Ravenna)
1732 N Highway 281 (St Paul)
8150 N Highway 281 (Grand Island)
2254 13th Rd (Central City)
Grapevines love Nebraska soil. They like rolling hills with water far below, but within reach, and brisk winds to keep unwanted intruders away. These are all the ingredients for growing grapes that make award-winning wine. This is Nebraska, and it is wine country.
A lot of French-American hybrids or American varietals are grown here. Some of these winter-hardy grapes include Edelweiss, LaCrosse, St. Croix, and Vignoles.
5,000 acres of vineyards flourished during the late 1800s in Nebraska. WWI, Prohibition and the Great Depression uprooted the industry until a few visionaries dared to plant grapes among the corn again in the 1980s. For more information, visit NebraskaWines.com.
Railside continues to rock. The Hear Grand Island concert series returns in 2017.
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer recently completed a $7 million dollar restoration of the Edward Durell Stone building that anchors their property.
The people of Grand Island represent the true make up the community. Meet some of the characters of the city in these interviews.