This page will list wine-making or wine storage items, or ingredients (grapes, fruits, etc.) which may be of interest to club members.  There is no charge for listing.  Mention on this page does not constitute an endorsement by the club, and the club makes no guarantee as to the quality or condition of any products listed here.  

Various vineyards in Minnesota and Wisconsin may have grapes available in the fall.  For Minnesota vineyards, go to:   and search for "grapes"

Local winemaking supply stores sometimes bring in pails of juice in the spring (from Chile) and the fall (usually California).
One good place to check is:

Midwest Supplies 
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St Louis Park, MN 55426

Phone:  888-449-2739  

Since the juice pails need to be picked up promptly when they arrive at Midwest, information about them is usually not available online, but is available by phone or at the store.


Several folks associated with the club bring in fresh or frozen grapes or juice.  Information about varieties available, prices, timing, etc. is usually available sometime in August or early September.


Joe Palla (distributor for Brehm Vineyards)
30586 Moonlight Bay Ct, 
Lindstrom, MN 55045
Phone: 651-257-8385

Premium West Coast frozen pails of crushed red grapes and white juice
Information about varieties and prices is usually available sometime in July.
Pails must be ordered in advance; they normally arrive late November or early December

Duane Van Hoever   
140 8th Ave S. 
South St. Paul, MN 55075
Phone 651-373-5302

Duane brings in fresh grapes and pails of fresh juice, mainly from central California.  These are good, affordable grapes and juice, and generally make very pleasant wines. Grapes normally come in 36# lugs, and usually arrive in late September.  Must be pre-ordered; a crusher-destemmer is often available for use at pick-up.  Juice pails arrive a few weeks after the fresh grapes, often in early October.

Mike Little
1965 210th St E 
Farmington, MN 55024 
Phone  952-994-0146 

Mike coordinates a group buy of high-quality fresh red grapes from Washington state.  These come in 900# pallet-loads; interested folks buy one or more units of 1/5 of a pallet-load of a particular grape (roughly 180 lbs, should make 10 -12 gallons of wine).  The grapes normally arrive in one or more shipments in September or October, depending on harvest conditions in Washington.  


Wine Grapes Direct
Wine Grapes Direct sells frozen pails of premium crushed red grapes and white juice, similar to Brehm Vineyards.  They have no affiliation with the Purple Foot, but club members have ordered pails from them before, and had good results.  Shipping costs may be significant for small purchases.

Subpages (1): Grapes & Juice - 2015