Published On: Wed, Sep 11th, 2013

Nissen winery is now open to the public


BOW VALLEY —  If you are driving north along Highway 57 out of town, the new Nissen Wine facility sitting atop the hill on the west side of the road is hard to miss.

Though the building will not be 100 percent complete until sometime next year, the facility was opened to the public Aug. 30.

“We did host a few events prior to this but we officially opened to the public last weekend,” said Dave Nissen, who along with his brother, Tim, owns and operates the business.

The two brothers began discussing the idea of starting a winemaking business in 2002.

Both were looking for a way to diversify their incomes. And starting the company would bring Dave back to the area, which was something Tim was hoping he could do.

A decision was made to go ahead with the venture and the first vineyard was planted in 2003 on 12 acres of the 400-acre family farm. This was the beginning of Tim and Dave’s partnership now known as Nissen Wine.

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