03/25/12 - 7:43am
KODIAK (AP) — Alaska’s oldest licensed winery isn’t old enough to drink, but it’s just the right age to serve.
Alaskan Wilderness Wines, based on Shearwater Way in Kodiak, is turning 13 this year and proprietors Steve and Lisa Thomsen couldn’t be happier.
“Wine, it gets better with age,” Steve said.
Homemade fruit wine has a long tradition in Alaska and the state has had a licensing regulation for commercial wineries since at least 1993, but when the Thomsens began producing wine in 1999, they were the first in Alaska.