Wine Tasting Room

It’s exciting and humbling to be a part of Nebraska’s growing wine industry since 1925. Our experience paired with the property’s lush land are the things winemakers dream about—and every variety of fruit you taste in our wine is grown right here onsite.

In fact, premium grapes have been grown throughout the area since the early eighteenth century. Our unique soil geology, nestled in the Loess Hills of the Missouri River Valley, has been lovingly cared for over decades and is found in only two places on earth. Its components create an especially fertile farmland and fantastic growing conditions. Here’s a sneak preview of our wine tasting guide, which describes each of our varietals and blends.

Taste for Yourself

Ripe for the picking, explore the wide variety of wines you can sample in our tasting room and take home for a special occasion or just a nice night on the porch. Fresh pour sampling is only $5 for four selections—and, you get to keep your wine glass as a souvenir. The tasting room offers open seating for those looking to enjoy a quick glass and reserve areas for larger groups. Contact us if you’d like to plan ahead.

apple pie wine
Apple Pie Wine

A delectable mix of apple cider and apple wine, this dessert selection is distilled and blended to perfection onsite. The cinnamon overtones make this wine a standout from its peers and, of course, reminiscent of your favorite apple pie. Serve chilled.

Flavor Scale:
Sweet
apple wine
Apple Wine

Our crisp, sweet apple wine is fashioned from the apple cider produced right here at Kimmel Orchard. The cider apple characteristics shine brightly through in this perennial Kimmel favorite. Serve chilled.

Flavor Scale:
Semi sweet
Chambourcin red wine
Chambourcin

Chambourcin is a French-American interspecific hybrid grape that enjoys a good bask in the sun before reaching a ripened perfection. This semi-dry red offers fruity characteristics, wonderful aromas and a beautiful color. Serve at room temperature.

Flavor Scale:
Semi dry
Food Pairings:
Roasted pheasant, beef au jus or other red meat dishes.
cherry wine
Cherry

This unique wine is fashioned from Kimmel’s very own Montmorency tart cherries. Sweet, yet tart with hints of cinnamon, this wine is best served chilled. Serve chilled.

Flavor Scale:
Sweet
De Chaunac red wine
De Chaunac

Our take on this French-American hybrid is a great example of dry Nebraska wine at its best. Once considered one of the seven noble grapes, this full-bodied wine has a wonderful bouquet and is a natural for the red wine connoisseurs. Serve at room temperature.

Flavor Scale:
Semi dry
Food Pairings:
Red meat dishes, pastas or deep-dish pizza.
edelweiss white wine
Edelweiss

The winter-hardy Edelweiss grape produces a mouthwatering, crisp wine with aromas of pineapple and tropical fruit that lead to a pleasantly sweet finish. Serve slightly chilled.

Flavor Scale:
Semi dry
Food Pairings:
Spicy Asian cuisine, white meats seasoned with Jamaican Jerk spices or pineapple, pear, apple or papaya salads.
frontenac rose
Frontenac

This distinctive off-dry, light-bodied red is a great companion for picnics, parties and porch swings. Its intense cherry aromas and flavors dominate without overwhelming thanks to herbal undertones and a crisp acidity.

Flavor Scale:
Semi dry
Food Pairings:
Pork and sausage dishes or cuisine with a little spice.
kimmel reserve white wine
Kimmel Reserve

This blend of Vignoles, La Crosse and Seyval Blanc grapes results in a delightful fruity wine. Served slightly chilled.

Flavor Scale:
Balanced
Food Pairings:
Lightly spiced Asian cuisine, fish or lightly-seasoned white meat dishes.
la crosse white wine
La Crosse

Developed by Elmer Swenson, one of the premier grape breeders in the country, this Seyval Blanc-Minnesota hybrid is a semi-sweet white varietal with light fruity overtones. Serve chilled.

Flavor Scale:
Sweet
Food Pairings:
Fish, chicken and green salads, or enjoy before dinner as an aperitif.
Peach wine
Peach Wine

Life’s a peach, especially with this wine chilled to perfection on a warm summer day. This sweet, sparkling wine takes about six months to make. We consider it time extremely well spent.

Flavor Scale:
Sweet
richard's reserve white wine
Richard's Reserve

A fruit explosion—pineapple, pear and green apple flavors touched with a hint of honey play this wine’s main stage. Citrus notes and a lively acidity balance out the selection’s clean, crisp finish. Serve slightly chilled.

Flavor Scale:
Dry
Food Pairings:
Lightly-spiced Asian cuisine, fish or lightly seasoned white meat dishes.
vignoles white wine
Vignoles

Though most Vignoles are considered dessert wines, ours is intentionally a bit drier to accommodate a wider pairing. This semi-sweet Pinot Noir-French hybrid offers hints of pear and apricot. An excellent picnic wine, the time and effort this selection takes to produce is worth every sip. Serve chilled.

Flavor Scale:
Semi sweet
Food Pairings:
Slightly sweet dishes as well as fruity salsas or chutneys.