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The family’s wines have won medals at other competitions across the United States.
During his education, Marty Sell learned the drumlin land formations on their property, left by glaciers that traversed Dodge County, created ideal grape-growing soil conditions. Marty completed an online grape and wine program from Missouri State University. Through the online class he was mentored by master winemaker Domenic Carisetti, who comes to the Sell property a couple times a year as a consultant.
Several family members are involved in the day-to-day operation of the winery.
In addition to providing 25 cases of wine for the State Fair, the Sells volunteered to help pour at the association’s building on one of the event’s main streets. Word spreads quickly and exposure at the state fair is already paying off.
“We’re kind of out by ourselves here in Dodge County,” said Sell. “Our nearest neighbor wineries are in Ripon, Prairie du Sac and Cedarburg, but we’ve already had people stopping out last week who had seen us at the State Fair. More people are discovering us and our wonderful wines every day. Last weekend alone we had a couple hundred people here. That’s more traffic than we had in a month when we first started.”
Edwin Brix Vineyard is open for tastings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information go to edwinbrix.com.