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Urban Forage Winery & Cider House- Minneapolis, Minnesota

A project in Minneapolis, MN by Jeff and Gita Zeitler

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The first winery in the Twin Cities, we're making wine, cider and mead using locally "crowd sourced" fruit, flowers and honey.
Backers: 271
Average Pledge Per Backer: $87

Funded: $23,559 of $19,800
Dates: Oct 17th -> Nov 22nd (37 days)
Project By: Jeff and Gita Zeitler
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Latest News

Thanks for a great campaign!

November 22nd - via:
Thanks to everyone for a successful campaign!  We had a lot of fun last night at Gandhi Mahal and it sounds like many of you did as well.  Many thanks to Ruhel and the staff of Gandhi Mahal for letting us use the party room and for the delicious... (Read More)

Last day of the drive- hope to see you tonight!

November 21st - via:
Thanks for being a part of this crowdfunding drive!  Although I'd be lying if I said that it has been effortless, it has been a lot of fun to put this together and feel the support of our community.  It's been fun to meet so many new people as... (Read More)


November 18th - via:
A ginormous thank you to everyone who has helped us reach this goal!  We have the funds to buy our equipment with three days to spare! I was sitting at my desk at my day job a little after 9:30 this morning- trying to get some work done- and keeping... (Read More)

Doing anything this Friday?

November 17th - via:
We’re at 95%. I don’t want to be overconfident, but it looks like we’re going to make it. So we’re planning a party! This Friday November 21, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Gandhi Mahal at 3009 27th Avenue South in Minneapolis, just a few doors... (Read More)

Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel

November 16th - via:
We've been overwhelmed and extremely grateful for the response so far to our new CSA membership level.  A big thank you to the 47 people who have pledged or increased their pledge to the $125 or $175 level to take advantage of the CSA offer! We have... (Read More)

Introducing the Urban Forage CSA!

November 5th - via:
With 11 days left- it's time to introduce something new and exciting to our campaign.   If we haven’t pushed the boundaries enough already- we are now introducing the Urban Forage CSA! Members in our CSA will be able to pick up a free 750 ml... (Read More)

Go out and vote- for a city winery!

November 4th - via:
I went and voted today- the kind where you take a piece of paper and stand in the booth and fill in the ovals for your favorite team. I hope you did the same.  Now it's time for another vote.  But this vote is more of a referendum than a choice... (Read More)

In search of-- corks

November 3rd - via:
35 days is a long time.  A long time to run a kickstarter campaign at least.  So we've decided to add in another element to keep it interesting. We're doing a countdown each day- starting at day 20.  Rebekah has labeled 20 wine bottle corks and is... (Read More)

It's just right for Minnesota

October 25th - via:
I try not to watch a lot of TV, but lately when I do, its hard not to notice all the political ads.  And it's hard not to notice that they're way less creative than they used to be- which is saying something.  I think they may have saved money by... (Read More)

So far, so good!

October 23rd - via:
Thanks to everyone who has made a pledge so far.  In our first week, we've been able to make it to 24% of our total.  Lots of projects never even make it to this point, so we're grateful for your support thus far.  Please tell everyone you know... (Read More)

Fifteen percent and counting.

October 18th - via:
This has been an eventful week so far.  It feels good to be 15% of the way to our goal now. However, as someone recently pointed out, if this current pace of increase continues, we won't make our goal.  That worries me a little, but as I look at... (Read More)

Thanks for helping us kick this thing off!

October 18th - via:
We raised over $1500 last night thanks to all of you!  Thank you!  Less than 24 hours in, we're feeling pretty good about our chances of making this happen.  If you know of anyone else who hasn't heard of Urban Forage yet, but who would be... (Read More)

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