Van Till Family Winery
By Elisha Wells
The owners of Van Till Family Winery describe their service as Dutch hospitality, but it’s much more than that.
The winery is an oasis for city dwellers and locals alike. The family has worked extensively on the landscape but also created an indoor patio for winter. Patio heaters and a wood-fired pizza oven, assembled by owner Cliff Van Till and his son, Brian, keep it comfortable in the wine garden, and the oven serves up delicious pizzas with farm-fresh ingredients.
The business grew from farming, and now the third and fourth generations have adapted it to the needs of the winery.
“Our goal is to extend the availability of our own produce for a longer season,” Cliff Van Till says. “That requires a lot of intensive management of the hoop houses and greenhouse. We are also looking at more varieties of greens that have unique flavors for our salads.”
The family is also continuously building relationships with its customers through the wine club and winery events.
“The pizza is not like any you’ve ever had because of fresh produce,” says Teri Salyer, a repeat customer. “I love the selection of wines and the atmosphere at Van Till, too. It’s so calming and relaxing.”
VanTillFarms.com • 13986 Route C • 816-776-2720