After 18 months of paperwork, navigating governmental red tape and hours of board meetings, 65 Vines Winery became the first business in the Town of Kinnickinnic to receive a liquor license and the first bonded and licensed winery.
Scott and Julie Andrzejczak spend one of their first dates picking grapes at St. Croix Vineyard in Stillwater, Minn.
“We picked grapes for three hours …and had fun doing that,” Scott said. “It’s kind of evolved into something that we’ve just done as a date.”
When Scott Andrzejczak applied for a liquor license to open a winery back in October, he probably never dreamed it would spark debate, confusion and discord that would linger for months.