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2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Surdyk’s exclusive relationship with Peterson Winery. When we first began our partnership with Fred Peterson in 1996, this award-winning Dry Creek winery was just 9 years old. We really liked what we tasted, and were proud to be the retail store to introduce the Peterson Winery to Minnesota. Today, they are among the most beloved on our shelves, by staff and customers alike. We love
the wine, and we also love the people behind it just as much, who feel like family to us at Surdyk’s.

There is Fred Peterson, whose official title is “winegrower,” and his son Jamie, who joined as winemaker in 2002. Since the winery’s beginning, Fred has subscribed to old world winemaking philosophies, and a reverence for sustainable farming. He and Jamie are people who are making wine for the right reasons. Not for accolades, not for the points awarded, but because they love the land, the vines, and the wines that show a particular place in the world. Achieving that sense of place is what sets their wines apart from so many others.

We are pleased to welcome Fred Peterson back to our store during our Spring Wine Sale to celebrate our 20 year anniversary of our partnership, and invite you to come meet Fred, taste his delicious wines, and celebrate along with us. Friday & Saturday, March 11 &12 1pm-6pm.



photo courtesy of petersonwinery.com

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