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Harald begins making wine out of hybrid grapes purchased from Inniskilln Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario.  His wines were awarded top marks by the Vineland Research station that same year. … Read More


Harald and Renate become members of the German Wine Society and grow to appreciate wines through their long standing friendships with Harry and Ingrid Drung, owners of HHD Imports one … Read More


Harald becomes president of Concordia College in St. Catharines and moves into the country and lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake where he began making wine 30 years earlier.  His office is located … Read More


The Chiselled Grape Winery and Chiselled Grape Cellars incorporate in Wisconsin.  Harald joins the Wisconsin Grape Growers Association! And prepares his business plan to open a winery by 2011.


Grand Opening in Grafton Wisconsin.  With six wines in our stable, the winery impresses the public with its outstanding menu!  Winery tours accompany our newly planed vineyard!


The Awards start rolling in!  The American Wine Society and the US National Winery Competition recognize our wines leading to the 32 awards to date!


The Chiselled Grape Wine Club takes off and the winery expands the Gold Room to include wines from around the world!


Harald and Renate expand the winery to include a bottling plant in West Bend, Wisconsin and order more vines for the vineyard in Newburg, Wisconsin.


Due to the sucess of the QikVin Wine Preservation System Harald and Renate started to travel around the world with their product.  Under their pen names Jamie and Claire they … Read More