Utah board approves winery in polygamous town of Hildale
Kim Raff, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's newest winery will begin crushing grapes in an unlikely place.
The Utah Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission approved a winemaking license Tuesday for Vintage Reserve Estates in the polygamous southern Utah town of Hildale.
"It's one of the biggest, cleanest, best-equipped wineries I've seen," said Abe Zader, a Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control compliance specialist.
Five people from Hildale and Colorado City, Arizona, own the business, Zader said. The border cities are home to the Fundamentalist LDS Church.
Vintage Estates has already contracted to buy grapes and will start making red and rosé wines as soon as he sends it the license, Zader said. It plans to sell the wine through the state's alcohol control department, he said. It would be the 14th winery in Utah.
Zader said the town also intends to apply for a package agency, which is a smaller version of a state liquor store.
— Dennis Romboy
- Rocky Mountain Power: Thousands on Wasatch...
- 5 places your money might be hiding
- Ballet West artists prepare original works...
- Utah communities still among fastest-growing...
- Salt Lake police looking for 2 men in repeat...
- UTA taking threat to block funding 'seriously'
- Salt Lake police: Hundreds of once-backlogged...
- Exhibit highlights Utah contributions to...
- Utah man held 1,164 days in jail... 37
- 'Dirty soda' lawsuit calls shop's... 22
- Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt advising... 20
- Lightning damages Angel Moroni statue... 18
- Herbert says Sec. Jewell offered... 17
- Sutherland Institute looks to broaden... 15
- Are you willing to pay a fee to use... 14
- National conservative group backs... 13