• olivia delmore
Locations in New Richmond Wisconsin & Stillwater Minnesota
45th Parallel Distillery in New Richmond, Wisconsin
45th Parallel Distillery

The Vinocopia team took a trip to 45th Parallel located in New Richmond Wisconsin recently in April of 2022. The team did a tour of the entire distillery including taking a gander at all the wonderful whiskey barrels. They even tried a few signature drinks at their cocktail bar. The team ended the tour tasting some of their delicious woodfire pizza. Upon visiting the distillery, the passion they have for making world class spirits is immediately clear.

45th Parallel Whiskey Barrels in New Richmond Wisconsin
Stack of 45th Parallel Whiskey Barrels

45th Parallel’s process is a full circle local production and begins when they pick up grain from Rusmar farm. They then mill, mash, ferment, and distill it all within our facility. Afterwards, the grain is shipped to another local farm where it is used as feed for livestock. Naturally, the livestock turn the grain into fertilizer for next year’s crops.

45th Parallel in New Richmond Wisconsin, Bloody Mary
45th Parallel Bloody Mary

45th Parallel Bar ad Restaurant Area
Restaurant & Bar Area

Wisconsin made 45th Parallel Espresso Martini
45th Parallel Espressso Martini


When you conduct slow distillation you can separate all the different components and respect your temperatures during the process. Today many “craft” distillers use a hurried approach that minimizes, or even rejects these frameworks.

Still at 45th Parallel
45th Parallel Still

New Richmond's Wisconsin Whiskey Barrels
45th Parallel Whiskey Barrels


When you understand that time is a factor you cannot control, you focus on the ones you can. Temperature and humidity are two very important elements in the maturation process. Many try to speed up the aging process by using higher temperatures and using smaller barrels. This results in a hard and disproportionate amount of tannins. There is no substitute for time. It is a fundamental part of achieving high-quality products.

Today many distillers care more about maturing their spirit quickly with wood extracts. A traditional slow maturation process results in a full-bodied flavor that can only be accomplished from years in high-quality wood barrels. Time is constant and cannot be controlled. The Vinocopia team had so much fun touring the New Richmond 45th Parallel location, we are eager to check out their new Stillwater location, which also includes a cocktail bar and restaurant.

Vinocopia team member enjoying a bloody mary at 45th Parallel in Wisconsin
The Vinocopia Team Enjoying a Bloody Mary

Vinocopia team meeting in New Richmond Wisconsin at 45th Parallel
Vinocopia Team Meeting

A dazzling Wine for any Fabulous time!

Our product of the month is Confetti sweet made and produced in Trentino Italy where they hand pick the grapes and carefully select and vinify using advanced technology. They offer four fun fresh flavors that are perfect for the warm weather coming up. Sweet Pink Rose, Sweet Summer Peach, Sweet Red and Sweet Pink Grapefruit. 

These four flavors are fruity and sweet, which is what spring and summer is all about!

Sweet Pink Rose has a bright rose color that has aromas of fresh strawberries with light fizzy taste of watermelon which would be the perfect choice when deciding what drink to take to lay out by the pool or spend the day on the patio with family and friends.

Sweet Summer Peach would be the perfect drink to bring to any vacation destination, its pleasantly sweet  With flavors of juicy peach and honey and pair well with a charcuterie board or some fresh fruit. 

Confetti Sweet red is a bolder wine with aromas of black berries and plums, and tastes that way too, with a perfect balance of bubbles. I imagine this wine being perfect for any holiday occasion, because anyone would appreciate the classic taste of sweet red.

Sweet Pink Grapefruit is a coral pink wine that is bright and sweet to the taste with a delicious aroma of fresh grapefruits. This wine would be a showstopper at any celebration or party, you cannot go wrong with a fun pink drink to start your night!

The classic Pinot Grigio has bright floral and fruity aromas that are light and crisp on the palate, this wine would be amazing for any date night or gathering, or just a relaxing night home.

Tastefully Sweet | Sustainably Made

New from Piattelli Vineyards in Argentina, comes Piattelli Natural Sweet! Delicious and aromatic, Natural Sweet offers a range of exquisite sensations from the very first sip. Bright in color, on the nose are intense notes of flowers and fruits, such as jasmine and orange blossom, fresh white peaches and melon.

Sweet White Wine
Piattelli Natural Sweet

A wine with its own character that provides sweetness and freshness, with notes of grapefruit peel and lime. Natural Sweet is the best partner for sunny afternoons and cool nights. Excellent pairing with rich and spicy cheeses, as well as desserts of all kinds. Best when served at 50 °F this tastefully sweet white wine is elegant and easy to drink.

Sweet White Wine
Piattelli Natural Sweet White Wine

Like all Piattelli wines, Natural Sweet is made sustainably at Piattelli Vineyards, which is committed to producing high quality wines that reflect the landscape and climate of Argentina. Piattelli Vineyards strives to preserve the quality of their natural resources.

All of the water used in their vineyards comes from a retaining pond that collects surface melt from snow packs on the Andes Mountains above that flows down from the mountains. Using both drip and surface irrigation, they are able to precisely control the amount of water used.

Sweet White Wine
Piattelli Natural Sweet

Piattelli Vineyards practices sustainability during their harvest. The winery in Cafayate, Salta is one of three gravity-flow wineries in Argentina. Built into the side of a mountain, it features a three-tiered gravity flow system for winemaking that minimizes use of electricity to move the grapes through the winemaking process using only gravity. The system is not only more sustainable, but also maximizes flavor by preventing grapes from breaking prematurely, seeds from being crushed, and juice from being oxygenated or heated.

Sweet White Wine
Piattelli Natural Sweet

At Piattelli Vineyards inorganic fertilizer is avoided and instead they compost the pumice of their grapes and stems to improve soil fertility. After pressing the grapes, the remaining organic material is allowed to compost. It is then used to fertilize the vines.

Argentina’s climate is essential to our success in creating high quality wines in a sustainable way. The Andes Mountains create a dry climate in the growing regions. This area would be a natural desert, but because of the sophisticated irrigation system they can still supply their vines with as much water as they need to grow the highest quality grapes.

Sweet White Wine
Piattelli Natural Sweet