Monday, April 18, 2022

Love a glass of Wisconsin’s finest wines?

Learn how the Wisconsin grape wine industry has grown during the May History at Home program at the Fond du Lac Public Library

Ryan Prellwitz, owner of Vines & Rushes Winery, will visit the library’s McLane Room on Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. He will discuss the history of this growing Wisconsin industry.

Prellwitz was the founding president of the Wisconsin Grape Growers Association, and is on the board of the Wisconsin Winery Association. Located on an established family farm in Ripon, Wisconsin, Vines & Rushes grows five acres of grapes cold-hardy enough to survive Wisconsin’s winters. It’s one of many such farms to grow grapes for wine production across the state.

This History at Home program will be presented both in-person and online; no registration required. The program also may be viewed online on the library’s Facebook page at; a Facebook account is not needed to watch from home.

History at Home programs focus on stories about the area's past every month. Programs are held on the second Thursday of every month at 6 pm in the McLane Room. The programs are free. Many History at Home programs are captured on video and shared on the library's YouTube channel.