Pointe of View Winery

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Pointe of View Winery
Location Burlington, North Dakota, United States
Appellation North Dakota wine
Founded 2002
First vintage 2002
Key people Jeff & Diana Peterson, Ken & Cindy Eggleston
Website http://www.povwinery.com

The Pointe of View Winery is a winery located in the north-central part of North Dakota, United States half a mile south of Burlington, in the Minot area. Licensed in April 2002,[1] it was the first federally licensed and bonded winery in North Dakota, the last state of the United States to have a federally licensed winery, marking the first time when there was at least one federally licensed and bonded winery in all fifty states.[2][3][4][5]


The owners of the winery (the Petersons and the Egglestons) experimented for many years making wines for their own consumption.[2]

Their rhubarb wine (no vintage) has received a bronze medal in the 2006 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition.[6]


Although North Dakota is often thought of as a climate that can not produce grapes, there are a number of vineyards in the state. In addition to grapes, the winery also uses a wide variety of other fruits for their wines which include Grape, Rhubarb, Cherry, Apple, Elderberry, Blackcurrant, Plum, Chokecherry, Strawberry, and Juneberry.

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  1. ^ Shaw, Dan; Bahney, Anna, The New York Times (October 31, 2003). Welcome to Napa Nation
  2. ^ a b Lauren Donovan (February 13, 2004). "Sip back, relax and tour North Dakota wineries". Bismarck Tribune. Retrieved January 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ Tony Splide (May 26, 2007). "A North Dakota summer: From wagon train to winery". Bismarck Tribune. Retrieved January 8, 2010. ("The business made national news with its 2002 grand opening. Not only was it the first winery in the state, but North Dakota was the last of the 50 states to open a winery.")
  4. ^ "Book visits wineries in 50 states". Associated Press. November 5, 2007. Retrieved January 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ Kevin Zraly, Kevin Zraly's American Wine Guide, p.135 (2007)
  6. ^ http://www.americanwinesociety.com/web/downloads/2006CWCresults.pdf, accessed 23 June 2007

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