The Wiederkehr Cellars date back to 1880 when Johann Andreas Wiederkehr, emigrated from Switzerland to Altus, Arkansas. He chose Altus meaning high because the vicinity's mountains, valleys, and ridges ahd many different micro-climates, some resembling the grape growing climates in Europe's finest wine regions. Here he pioneered the wine industry by planting the noblest grape varieties and producing fine wines.
Three succeeding generations of his family, educated in winemaking in the best European and United States wine center, have preserved this distinguished heritage: and their skill in making outstanding premium wines has earned them international respect.
The Wiederkehr Vineyards are in the cradle of the Mid America wine industry. The Wiederkehr family were pioneers in wine growing in this district and have continued to be leaders in quality wines, both still and sparkling.
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