Spring 2018 MGW Newsletter

Alcoholic Spirits
Some farms, like the Tuntland family’s Waterman Winery in DeKalb County, Illinois (pictured), have expanded into the production of alcohol and wine using grains and grapes grown on the farm. The Waterman Winery tends a 12 acre vineyard that has 40 varieties of red and white grapes, and was planted into a former livestock pasture. This farm’s continued expansion has been driven by each new generation, following their interests, as a way to diversify their traditional corn and soybean operation.