POYNETTE, Wis.– A Wisconsin household has actually transformed their family farm from animals to grapes.
About 14 years back, the Rock N Wool Winery was filled with sheep.
Now, it’s filled with countless bottles of red wine. That’s all thanks to a household who turned a farm into a vineyard.
Bottling wine is one of the many phases the red wine goes through prior to it hits the shelves. For the Lapacek family, it’s a fun part of the process.
“We have actually got the worlds biggest corker right here, Lorena. So, she takes the bottles and puts it in our maker, squeezes it and pops that cork in,” Rock N Wool Winery Owner, Shaun Lapacek stated.
Family and members of the neighborhood interact to bottle hundreds of bottles of red wine, which is just made from Wisconsin-grown grapes.
The Rock N Wool Winery utilized to be a sheep farm back then.
In 2013, they opened as a winery and still get to work together as a family to this day.
“I have actually got a profession where I can see my father all the time and he gets to see his granddaughters,” stated Lapacek. “You kind of seem like you did something right in life.”
David Lapacek is Shaun’s father. He used to farm sheep and has seen this farm transform for many years.
“This whole barn was pens. It’s sort of insane to think about it that method but we cleaned it up good and we worked hard to build it,” David Lapacek stated.
So instead of shearing sheep, they are bottling 20,000 gallons of wine this year.
The label on their bottles assist to inform their household story.
Much of them showcase their daughters: Nadia Jo and Hannah Jo. It’s a method to share their household history while individuals enjoy their red wine. It’s a family affair.
They have actually turned a 100 years of age barn into a winery while producing more household history that can be told over a glass of white wine. Check out Rock N Wool’s site or Facebook page to get more information.