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Wisconsin

The state of the USA with the capital Madison borders on Lake Michigan in the east and on the Mississippi in the west. In 1841, the Hungarian Agoston Haraszthy (1812-1869), who had immigrated from Austria-Hungary, founded today's Sauk City. He was engaged in the cultivation of hops and grapes before he later went to California, where he gave decisive wine-growing impulses. Lake Wisconsin is the only AVA classified. The wine-growing center is the land around Green Bay, especially Door County. Well-known production companies are Cedar Creek Winery, Orchard Country Winery, Orchard Country Winery and Woodland Trail Winery. From Wisconsin comes the important vine grower Elmer Swenson (1913-2004).

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