Alaskan climate requires a lot of hard work and imagination - several wineries manage to produce very interesting and high quality wines. Denali Winery depends on imported quality grape juice, which they ferment on the premises. Bear Creek Winery combines imported grape juice with locally grown fruit and berries to produce unique flavors of wines. Alaska Berries produces wine solely from berries grown on their own certified farm, ensuring high quality and top ripeness of their fruits and some truly fine wines and dessert wines.
1.Bear Creek Winery
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Located in Homer, Alaska, Bear Creek Winery is known for its award-winning, hand-crafted fruit wines and fruit-grape wines. What makes their wines so different is the flavor that cannot be found in just grape wines. They source their fruits from a network of local growers and grapes from imported, carefully selected grape juice for the fruit/grape blend. They started with small batches of up to three gallons. Today they offer 15 varietals for tasting and purchase, with a range of options. Their dry Alaska chardonnay is a blend of chardonnay and rhubarb, while their medium-bodied Shirazzberry is a blend of Shiraz and raspberry. They also have a sweet Pomegranate wine, also called the Alaskan Port. Besides unique wines, Bear Creek has the B&B that offers privacy, seclusion, and great views of Kachemak Bay.
1320 Keithley Rd, Walnut Shade, MO 65771, Phone: 417-443-0036
2.Alaska Denali Winery
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Located at the foot of the Chugach Mountains in South Central Alaska, Denali Winery specializes in producing Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, ice wine, Pinot Noir, and Rieslings. All wines are made on-premise from grape juice from the grapes grown and processed on vineyards all over the world. The winery creates personal, micro-brewed batches of wine according to the desires of their customers. They also make wines for special occasions like parties or weddings. Customers select wines at the private pre-scheduled wine tasting session. Once they decide what wine they want, Denali Winery starts the brewing process from the imported grape juice. Once the brewing process is complete, the wine is bottled, corked, and capped together with customers. The winery is particularly proud of their dessert wines such as Ice Wine, Sherry, and Port.
11901 Industry Way, Bldg A #1, Anchorage, AK 99515, Phone: 907-563-9434
© Alaska Berries
Alaska Berries is the only Alaskan winery that is certified as Alaska Grown. Located in Soldatna, in the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska Berries grows all the fruit and berries used in the production of their hand-made wines and jams. This allows them to ensure the highest quality of the product. All the fruit used for wine production is grown on their farm. It is certified Alaskan Grown, it is picked at its peak of ripeness, and only top quality fruit is used in producing their wines. The farm and winery are open to the public, and visitors are welcome to visit the farm, pick the fruit, buy plants, and taste and purchase their unique wines.
48660 W Poppy Ln, Soldotna, AK 99669, Phone: 907-252-8511
3 Best Alaska Wineries