Nebraska is one of the country’s most agriculturally-prolific states and not only can you find wheat and corn, but other crops, such as grapes, are also gaining popularity. In the last 15 years, the Nebraska wine industry has been on the rise thanks to some rich grape-growing areas. Here are 10 of the best vineyards and wineries you can find scattered across the state.
One of the largest vineyards in the state, the James Arthur Vineyards are nestled amidst 400 acres near Raymond, Nebraska and receives thousands of visitors each year. With a selection of delightful barrel-aged options, these acclaimed wines are all crafted from American cultivars as well as French hybrid grapes.
In a gorgeous natural setting with hilltop views, the Soaring Wings Vineyard and Microbrewery is home to some top-notch award-winning wines along with flavorful brews. The impressive selection of wines is accompanied by live music and fresh charcuterie making each tasting a special, memorable event.
The most impressive part of a visit to Cellar 426 in Ashland might just be the tasting room. The bright space features vaulted ceilings, a marble bar, and gorgeous hardwood floors that create a sensational wine tasting experience. Be sure to visit for unique wines you won’t find anywhere else and magnificent views of the countryside and downtown Lincoln in the distance.
Located in the heart of Nebraska’s wine country, Mac’s Creek Vineyards & Winery is famous for its award-winning wines. Stop in for a delicious lunch and wine tasting in Lexington, where the historic Oregon and Mormon Trails connect with each other.
Feather River is one of Nebraska’s largest vineyards and houses an upscale tasting room and bar overlooking a cavernous winemaking facility with stunning views of the beautiful landscape. Feather River offers a variety of regional grapes such as Edelweiss, Seyval, Reisling, LaCrosse, and St. Pipen for visitors to enjoy.
One of Nebraska’s most unique wineries, the Whiskey Run Creek Vineyard production facility is located in a 110-year old barn positioned over a creek in a beautiful, historic setting. If you’re doing a wine tour around the state, be sure this one is on your list!
Located in the peaceful countryside near Lincoln, the Deer Springs Winery features a homestead built in 1876 that has been renovated to reflect the charm of the original building while offering visitors a contemporary, elegant atmosphere to enjoy great wines. Locally-made wines, breads, and cheeses can all be purchases and enjoyed.
Miletta Vista Winery produces some of Nebraska’s highest quality wines and attracts visitors from across the country. The San Francisco Chronicle even declared Miletta Vista’s Brianna a wine “you must try before you die.”
This family-owned and operated winery located in Central City, Nebraska is nestled among thousands of acres of corn and soybeans and produces high-quality wines that everyone can enjoy without all the fluff.
WindCrest Winery is one of Nebraska’s newer wineries located just outside of Lincoln. The winery features a patio overlooking five acres of French hybrid grapes and offers plenty of tasting events to enjoy.