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Published: 09/20/2011

NEW WINERY — Madison County’s first commercial winery recently opened at Madison Garden Center in West Jefferson. Owner David Spegal received a Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program grant from Ohio State University through the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The grant was used this spring to plant 800 vines of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Vignoles. Until the first vintage is available, the garden center’s wine shop is offering tastings of wines from around Ohio.