Our Story



Whiskey Run Creek Vineyard & Winery opened in Fall of 2002 under the  guidance and direction of Robert (Bob) Curttright.  When Bob was  searching for the ideal location to open a winery, he learned of a  parcel of land on the western edge of Brownville that was once home to  one of the first breweries in the state of Nebraska and determined this  was the ideal location for the winery.  The south cave built in 1866 for  storing beer barrels was restored.  It was determined by geological  survey that another of the original brewery caves from the 1800's still  exists, but we haven't explored it yet.  The barn that spans the Whiskey  Run Creek also adds more rustic charm to the winery considering it is  over 100 years-old. The barn was not originally located in its current  location, but rather it was relocated from a farmstead south of Auburn  (NE) to its current location over the creek.  Check out the photo  galleries for some of the renovation and construction history!


~ 2012 CHANGES ~

Ron and Sherry Heskett purchased the winery in January 2012 and since  then the winery has become a family affair for the entire Heskett  family.

Ron had been making wine with Bob since the  winery opened and continued the day to day operations after Bob's  passing in June 2007.  Ron is a fifth generation farmer who was looking  to do something a little different than "traditional" crops and decided  to give grapes and ultimately wine making a try over 13 years ago when  Bob asked Ron to join him on the WRC journey.  When Ron isn't at the  winery (a.k.a. Mondays and Tuesdays) he is busy tending to the vineyard  at the Heskett family farm where nearly all of the grapes used in our  wines come from. What's something exciting your business offers? Say it here.