In the Spirit... Award Winning Spirits of Norway Winery...Mmmm

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Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

. We began our day Saturday being a part of the crew that was harvesting petite pearl grapes at Sandy Johnson and her husband Randy's vineyard. It has been Spirits of Norwaythe fulfillment of a dream and began as dreams do...with just an idea...a few little vines and has now become The Spirits of Norway Vineyard that has won awards in state and international competition. Over 600 vines span the landscape and last year....what started as an idea for a garden...bore the fruit of bronze, silver and gold medal awards in international competition.

   Last year the vineyard had a yield of 0ver 8,500 pounds of fruit.  This is Sandy....who has studied hard and completed winemaking and advanced winemaking certifications.  There are many sandy with vats of grapeslayers of governmental controls/hurdles that she and her  husband have overcome to be able to sell their wines in retail stores as well as in bars and ship them to customers as well.

  You can see the vines here...some waiting for our clippers this morning and some that have already been harvested.  The crew hopes this
vines be a record harvest with all the rain that we have had ....we are thinking that could be possible !

    Sandy's boundless energy and enthusiasm  is evident in the variety of wines that they have in three different collections.

   The Estate Collection includes Brianna (which earned a gold medal at the New York World Wine and Spirits Competition in 2017.  Marquette, Petite Pearl, Frontenac Blanc and Somerset Rose.

    The International Favorites include concentrations from Australia, Italy and Chile with a variety of full bodied flavors with everything from root vegetables to coffee, nuts and berries. 

   Domestic Favorites include Chardonnay, a variety of Merlots, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir....everything you would expect....and some pleasant tasting surprises as well.

 Spirits of Norway Truck  Summer festivals and events will find the Spirits of Norway traveling by "Wine Truck". The "fleet" is now up to two trucks you can find at events throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

   Like them on Facebook...Be entertained by their fairy tale story of success on their website...order a basket...buy a bottle...have a case on hand to enjoy and to share, 

    You could be sipping a glass that was made from one of the bunches we clipped off the vines! 

     This has been a public service post brought  to you by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with EXP Realty who welcome you to enjoy The Spirits of Norway wines...and come enjoy all Wisconsin to offer you and know all the reasons we have called it home for a lifetime.

 

 

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Gita Bantwal
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I enjoyed reading the post. That is a cute van. Thank you for sharing the story

Oct 06, 2018 07:15 PM #2
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Very cool Sally K. & David L. Hanson .  I wonder if they had a booth at the Norsk Hostfest in Minot this year, it is the largest Scandinavian Festival in America. If not you might suggest it to them.

Oct 06, 2018 07:37 PM #3
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William Feela
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I love a great glass of wne.  No matter the color or the sweetness.

Oct 06, 2018 08:56 PM #4
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Interesting accomplishment some how Norway is the last part of the Globe the average wine snob would think  of trying or knowing about... with such a short warm climate I am really intrigued now, Endre

Oct 06, 2018 09:58 PM #5
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James Dray
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Morning Sally.

When I get back next Thursday, I'll stop by my local beverage store to see if they have any in stock.

Oct 07, 2018 02:12 AM #6
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Gabe Sanders
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Good morning Sally and David.  My hats off to Sandy who has done a tremendous job with this winery.

Oct 07, 2018 03:55 AM #7
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Norway refers to the location in Wisconsin Endre Barath, Jr. ..the vineyard is located in the Town of Norway. With award winning spirits here and at Wine Maniacs ....I think you would enjoy the quality and selections.

Oct 07, 2018 05:56 AM #8
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Sandy Johnson

Thank you Sally and David Hanson! I am amazed at how the journey of life brings people together. You both have helped me get through one of the toughest times of my life and I am forever grateful for your friendship and true skill in selling homes. I recommend you to everyone I know looking to buy or sell a home. It is incredible to reflect on that detour in my life helping me become a stronger, better woman with a second career-the next chapter. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade...or in this case-wine! Cheers!

Oct 07, 2018 07:17 AM #9
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Thank you Sandy....we are happy to share in some small part in your venture and are always ready to help in any marketing way...and of course..Tasting ! :)

Oct 07, 2018 07:33 AM #10
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HI Sally K. & David L. Hanson - What a cool way to spend your Saturday.  I am jealous! Have a great Sunday!

Oct 07, 2018 09:14 AM #11
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Scott Godzyk
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Sounds exciting Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Oct 07, 2018 10:17 AM #12
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Brian England
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Sounds like a very nice place and I always love hearing about dreams coming true!

Oct 07, 2018 03:13 PM #13
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Sally and David- that sounds like so much fun!! And to know that you had a hand in clipping the bunches of grapes makes it even more special!!! 

Oct 07, 2018 04:15 PM #14
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Now that truly is a fairytale story, Sally! I love that you were able to participate in the grape-picking this weekend - how cool is that?! I'll definitley keep my eyes opened for Norway wine. You know, this would make great client gifts too!

Oct 08, 2018 05:39 AM #15
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I don't think they have gone beyond local retailers Debe Maxwell, CRS  but I believe you can order it on their website...they have gift baskets as well !

Oct 08, 2018 07:28 AM #16
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I love it, Sally! And, how generous of you to share this business with the world too! 

Happy CrAzY Monday!

Oct 08, 2018 07:32 AM #17
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Thank you very much for sharing your experience and for telling us about this winery. I would love to sample their wines!

Oct 08, 2018 07:48 AM #18
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 You are Title surprised me because of my Norwegian heritage. I have visited Norway 🇳🇴 and never saw a vineyard there however after reading your post I am glad to see someone in Wisconsin picking up the cause, Sally and David. Thank you...

Oct 08, 2018 08:59 AM #19
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I should have clarified Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, ...the vineyard is located in the Town of Norway in Wisconsin....a little berg in Racine county.

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That is wonderful and sounds like something everyone should do at least once. I will look for this wine and buy a bottle if I find it.

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