IG Winery - Cedar City, UT Pt. 2
Welcome, welcome to The Best 5 Minute Wine Podcast, I'm your host, Forrest Kelly. From the seed to the glass, wine has a past. Our aim at The Best 5 Minute Wine Podcast is to look for adventure at wineries around the globe. After all, grape minds think alike. Let's start the adventure. Our featured winery is: We continue our interview with Doug McCombs, founder, and winemaker of IG Winery. Since you didn't come from a winemaking background, getting started had to be difficult.
Yeah, when we started in Cedar City, there was like I said, there were no wineries in southern Utah at all. So we came in and actually had to work with the city to help them develop zoning ordinances that would allow for a winery. We actually wrote those for the city and submitted them and the city passed them and got them through and created the zoning and the ordinances that we needed to allow for us. Then we opened our doors. We were just in a little, The whole thing was twelve hundred square feet. That was the tasting room, the storage area, the winery, the production area, everything. And it was just a small little building with a couple of tanks and a few barrels, and we started buying both bulk wine and grapes to make our wines and just begins the long, slow process of building a clientele in a market that there was no wine culture if you will, but there was really no, no real understanding of what wineries were all about. And so we had to educate the community and just begin that process. Since you were kind of trailblazing the wine industry in Utah, were you met with some resistance as people have their own preconceived ideas about wine? But then there are some who will say, well, it's just another versi
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