Winemaking started as a hobby 20+ years ago for Bob and escalated after 1990 to take over our home. In talking to people, we found many who either wanted to or do make their own wines. Since Flossie was approaching retirement, we started thinking about opening a home wine making supplies store. Thus, the concept for Heymann Whinery, Etc. was born. Not to be one dimensional, we decided to include wine accessories and wine related gift items.
Then, we couldn’t seem to drink all the wine we were making, so we started sharing it with our friends. They liked it and said that we should sell it, so why not sell our wine at our own retail store!
Piece by piece, we made it through the levels of bureaucracy and on June 10, 2004, we received federal and state conditional approval, Heymann Winery, became real!