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!
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.
WE NOW HAVE DISTILLED SPIRITS !!!
Whiskey Run Creek Winery and Distillery
702 Main Street Brownville, NE 68321
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