Altered Ever After Joins Dealers at Uncorked, JUNKMARKET Style

December 6th, 2014 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Beautiful altered wall art will be plentiful from the dynamic duo of Altered Ever After. Something for every home and every person! Please visit their FB page or connect with them on their website.
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THE FOUR DAUGHTERS STORY
Anybody passionate enough about something has wondered what it is like to turn that love into a business. A farm wife and grandmother wondered that same thing about growing grapes, selling wine and offering a rich experience in the middle of corn and bean fields of southern Minnesota. Only, Vicky Vogt wasn’t just daydreaming. She was serious.
“When she first hit me with the idea, I said, ‘You’re crazy; let’s not do this,’” said Vicky’s husband, Gary Vogt, a lifelong farmer who has lived within the same mile his entire life.
Now when people walk in the futuristic, metal building, he’s the one they often see first – with a glass of sangria and a welcoming hand. Welcome to Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery.
After a handshake and introduction, it’s quite obvious Gary is co-owner with Vicky, but he rarely introduces himself that way.
“Hi, I’m Gary, the father of the four daughters,” he says with a grin and magnetic demeanor.
“I was never hesitant about it,” Vicky said about clearing the site, erecting the building, creating a business model and hiring nearly two dozen people. “I always wanted to do it from the minute I thought of it.”
With the idea tightly wedged in their brains, Vick and Gary explored more. The couple who met in Rochester in the 70s had traveled extensively, toured some of the world’s vineyards and sampled their wines.
“Everywhere we went, we always did wine tastings,” Gary said.
In February 2010, the family studied more at a grape growers’ conference. They studied business models, picked others’ brains, interviewed architects and considered logo options. Once the fencing went up and grapes started growing right off the highway, in what seemed like the middle of nowhere, others grew suspicious, as well. After all, this is Minnesota, and that six acres of wood, wire and vines was prime crop land.
But they had reached the point of no return – not that they were going to change their minds. Plus, it seemed like a natural fit, given their tastes. Yet there was another reason to go through with it, all: family.
“It was to bring my kids home – that was the idea,” Vicky said. 
Thus far, that plan has worked like a charm, and family members have filtered into their own roles, including sons-in-law who are winemaker and vineyard manager. They’re not just filling the gaps, either. The whole family loves this stuff. 
“We do all like wine,” Vicky said. “We always, always liked wine.
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Jill Kerns and Candice Richards are the creative brains behind Altered Ever After. Two delightfully uncommon women creating uncommon designs for other uncommon people. Doesnt get any better than that!
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Beautiful industrial jewelry is a mainstay for these two uber talented girls!
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Oooo.la. la...how cool is this? I thouht you would think so! The girls also have a jewelry assemblage bar so you can pick and choose just exactly what you want. First visit the wine bar and the head over to the Altered Ever After bar. Just saying...
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Beautiful altered wall art will be plentiful from the dynamic duo of Altered Ever After. Something for every home and every person! Please visit their FB page or connect with them on their website.
https://www.facebook.com/alt.evr.aftr?fref=ts
www.alteredeverafter.com
 

Beautiful altered wall art will be plentiful from the dynamic duo of Altered Ever After. Something for every home and every person! Please visit their FB page or connect with them on their website.

https://www.facebook.com/alt.evr.aftr?fref=ts

www.alteredeverafter.com

 

Photo: Altered Ever After

                  


 

                         Uncorked…

                   JUNKMARKET Style

    At Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery

                 78757 State Highway 16

                 Spring Valley, MN 55975

             May, 29, 30, and 31, 2015

Treat yourself to the best vintage, art, crafts, and organic shopping experience available….not to mention fabulous wine, a signature sangria, delectable food and a gorgeous location. To make things even better we will be providing live music daily, giveaways, and much, much more! 

Hours:

Friday – Early Bird and Early Bird Plus – 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturday – Regular Admission – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday - Regular Admission – 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Admission:

Free weekend admission with purchase of Uncorked T Shirt

Early Bird Plus - $55 (includes shopping, weekend admission, food, and signature sangria)

Early Bird - $25 (includes shopping and weekend admission)

Regular Admission - $10 at the door or $7 if pre-purchased online

Please visit www.fourdaughtersvineyardandwinery.com for advance tickets and event T Shirt orders, coming soon.

Event T shirts may also be purchased at Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery or at GETFRESH Vintage, 116 Parkway Avenue North, Lanesboro, MN 55949

For more information please contact Sue Whitney at 507.456.5151


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Comments (3)

Ccross1975 writes: I love these girls!!!! I own several of their pieces and have followed them for sometime now! Can't wait to add another piece or two..... Looking forward to seeing them at Uncorked! Posted: 8:25 am on December 9th
CottageElements writes: I love Alter Ever After pieces. Very steam punk with their own whimsical style. So thrilled to have them join us! Welcome!

Lani Posted: 9:22 am on December 8th
JunkArchitect writes: I can't wait for this show...and wine...and food!!!

Jim

Posted: 1:07 am on December 7th
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