Wine Weekend ~ Nissen Winery – Hartington, NE

PicsArt_1409919315276Hi Loves! I was celebrating my birthday with a few friends a couple weeks ago and a few of us checked out a local winery before dinner.  We had such a great time I wanted to share it with you!  (I know very few of my readers are in the midwest – but just in case you are in the area – check these guys out!)

We visited:

Nissen Wines
{click to check out their site}
 

While I’m still a novice in wine, I know that I love sweet white wines like mascatos and blushes and wanted to try a local brand.

First off, this is located right off Hwy 12 in Northeast Nebraska.  There is a small vineyard and a beautiful building perched on top of a hill.  The building is a year or two old and very welcoming and inviting.  The views are also lovely with rolling hills and landscaped grounds.  It was a perfect place to kick back with a glass of wine and catch up with friends.  (I really wish I had taken time for a few more pictures instead of the two I took!)  Visit their site and facebook page to see more pictures of the location.

 

Upon arrival we were greeted by a wonderful staff member who asked various questions like what type of wine we prefer and the flavors we like.   He then suggested a few different wines he thought we would enjoy. Our first sample was their sweetest offering the Doc Middleton – and then tried the mystic (a favorite), Roslyn’s Blush, and our favorite – the St. Pepin. Between the three of us girls we left with 5 bottles of wine – 3 were the St. Pepin! 🙂

Since I’m not a wine connoisseur, this is how the St. Pepin is described:
a soft sweet easy drinking white wine with peachy to apricot overtones.

They have an offering of 13 white and red wines – we were allowed 4 samples and then bought a glass to enjoy with some locally made cheese (the smoked cheddar was perfect with our sweet glasses of the mystic flavor).  Be sure to visit their website for a full listing on what they offer, where you can buy it, or you can order it online!

I cannot wait for another visit taking some new friends this time and introducing them to a new brand of Nebraska Wines!  If you are looking for a warm and welcoming environment for a novice or someone who is fluent in wine – I think this winery will be perfect.

Thanks for stopping by Gracious Luck today!  Are you a wine drinker? What’s your favorite?

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