Lake Country Wines opened for business in March 2011. It evolved out of a hobby started by the owner, Mike Cleary. In addition to making kit wine for himself, Mike had a number of friends who also wanted to learn the hobby. The result is a business that helps customers make their own wine in his store and also sells equipment and wine grape juice kits to the home winemaker.
Mike has an extensive background in retail and service industries and believes in putting the customer first. In addition to keeping regular store hours (see Location/Hours page), he is available for consultation by phone at (320) 290-4490 whenever a home winemaker has a question or needs help. Appointments can also be made outside normal store hours. You can also email Mike at www.lakecountrywines.net
We offer free one-on-one instruction to all customers making wine in our store or elsewhere. We want to help expand the hobby of home winemaking by bringing the supplies closer to the customer and making Mike's expertise readily available. Mike knows how to make great kit wine and is always available to offer advice and suggestions.