2022 Nebraska Wine Passport now available

The 2022 wine passports
The 2022 wine passports(Nebraska Winery & Grape Growers Association)
Published: Mar. 17, 2022 at 2:18 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 17, 2022 at 4:38 PM CDT
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MILFORD, Neb. (KSNB) – Nebraskans will get the chance to check out all the different wineries as well as tasting rooms in the State with a Wine Passport program that keeps growing.

The 2022 Nebraska Wine Passport is designed to encourage visitors to travel to participating locations across Nebraska. The passport consists of a map of Nebraska showing the location of Nebraska’s wineries and tasting rooms, and information about each location.

No purchase is necessary, but visitors are encouraged to enjoy a glass, a tasting, or take home a bottle or two. Seemingly, not many people around Nebraska think of our state as a wine state.

“It’s a great little resource and fun resource, very interactive, that you can participate in for you to explore the industry and learn a little bit more of what Nebraska wine is,” said Kara Sousek, president of the Nebraska Wine and Grape Growers Association.

The Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association’s program kicked off in early March. This year of the program features 23 Nebraska wineries and 9 tasting rooms.

Sousek said it’s a great tool that people in Nebraska can use to experience the fruits of their labor, literally.

The NWGGA has had a record number of completed passport stamp forms returned in 2021 and a record number of passports requested this year. The NWGGA is very optimistic even more people will visit Nebraska’s award-winning wineries in 2022.

Official passports can be picked up at participating wineries, tasting rooms, and local visitor bureaus. The 2022 Nebraska Wine Passport can also be ordered from the NWGGA’s website at www.nebraskawinepassport.com.

In addition, the Nebraska Wine Passport program participants who visit at least 15 wineries during the year are entered into a prize drawing. Participants who complete all 32 stops are entered into a grand prize drawing for a wine basket that includes: a wine tumbler, 3 bottles of Nebraska wine, and two tickets to the 2023 TOAST Nebraska Wine Festival.

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