Address: 18200 Kirby Ave, Hastings MN 55033 / (651) 437-1413
About Us / Alexis Bailly Vineyard History: Undeterred by viticulturists who asserted that no wine grape could withstand Minnesota winters, David A. Bailly, a Minneapolis attorney, rose to the challenge of establishing a new viticultural region. In 1973, Bailly bought a 20-acre field of winter rye and planted it with French grapes. Yet to produce just a Minnesota wine was not Bailly's intention. An amateur oenologist with an educated palate, Bailly aspired to make a great Minnesota wine. French winemakers have long held that in order to produce great wine, the grapevines must endure hardship - wind, sleet, snow, drought.