Rich with history, Fantesca's vineyard was initially planted in the 1860s as part of Caroline Bale's dowry when she married Charles Krug. Later, the land was sold and fell dormant until replanted in 1997. Now proprietors, Susan and Duane Hoff had established successful careers in Minneapolis but eventually wanted to trade their corporate lifestyle for a new way of life and start a family business. In 2004, they purchased the property and named it Fantesca Estate & Winery, and brought aboard legendary winemaker Heidi Barrett in 2008. The property has a proud history of women that live up to the Fantesca namesake: sexy, smart, and unpretentious.
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