As we approach opening day, I reflect back on the progress of the last year and really cannot say thank you enough to all the friends, family, and supporters we’ve had cheering us on along the way. Who knew in such little time we’d have built such a great support system of neighbors, community organizations, retailers, and even over 400 Facebook followers! At every event we attend, we love meeting new people and sharing the story of how our dream is slowly becoming reality, but we couldn’t do it without you!
Most nights after working in the barn, we come in feeling dirty, sweaty, exhausted, and overwhelmed wondering how we are ever going to complete this project, but then we remember how blessed we are – as I said in our very first post – to see the face of that old brick barn glowing in the yard light – know that every day is a step closer to opening day! But enough with the sappy stuff.
We would like to officially announce and welcome you to our Grand Opening celebration Saturday, May 21st from 11am to 6pm. You’ll be able to try our wine selection, have a glass of your favorite wine with your friends or family, hang out in the tasting room, and even take a bottle or two with you to enjoy at home! We’d also love to talk to you about hosting your own event at Backcountry Winery this summer! Hope to see you there!
Preston and Amber both grew up on farms in Northwest Iowa. They share a passion for the outdoors and enjoy taking on new projects to see what adventures will be discovered. As high school sweethearts, they attended Iowa State University together, and now are continuing to pursue their dreams at Backcountry Winery.