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Help Build our Prairie Pavilion @ 4e Winery

Your support will help us build a comfortable place for guests to sip wine between our restored prairie and our active vineyard.

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Campaign Ends on December 31, 2021

Project Description

 

Hello!  My name is Lisa Cook, and my awesome husband, Greg and I are the co-founders and co-owners of 4e Winery, Mapleton, North Dakota.  We opened 4e Winery on a century-old farmstead near Casselton, North Dakota in July of 2015, and have been sharing our little piece of the prairie with our guests ever since.  

 

Our Story

Our dream turned into a reality when we purchased our farmstead in 2012 with the intention of turning Greg’s home winemaking hobby into something that we could share with others. Over the past 9 years, we have transformed an old farmhouse that was built on one of the original Bonanza Farms into a welcoming space where our guests can experience the peace of the North Dakota prairie while enjoying our award-winning wine and ordering from our menu of house-made food offerings.

Restoring the Prairie

In 2017 we partnered with the Cass County Soil Conservation District to restore about five acres of overgrazed pasture to natural prairie.  As the prairie grasses take back the land that was lost to cultivation many years ago, we want to create an inviting space between our vineyard and the prairie where our guests can sip a glass of wine made with grapes grown just feet from where they are sitting.  

The Prairie Pavilion @ 4e Winery

On the cement pad of an old silo, long since gone, we would like to build a sheltered space which we will call our Prairie Pavilion.  The Prairie Pavilion would be the base for future events that will combine local wine with education about the prairie ecosystem of which we are a part, as well as the rich history of the Red River Valley.  We hope to partner with groups such as the Cass County Soil Conservation District, Audubon Dakota, and the Cass County Historical Society to foster education and appreciation of the North Dakota heritage to our guests.  If we are chosen, the grant money will be used to develop this space.

Please join us!

We are passionate about local: local wine, local food, and local experiences.  Please help us spread this passion by joining us as a backer of this campaign.

Thank you!

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Visa
10/08/2021
Monetary Contribution
$10,300
10/01/2021
Cheers!
$10
Emily schafer
09/29/2021
Public Toast + Tee
$50
Karen Vaala
09/25/2021
Public Toast + Tee
$50
09/24/2021
Public Toast + Tee
$50
09/24/2021
The Whole Shebang!
$700
Shelly Scott
09/24/2021
Public Toast + A Glass to Serve it in
$30
Monetary Contribution

Your contribution, no matter how small, will help make the Prairie Pavilion @ 4e Winery a reality.  We can't wait to share a toast with you on the edge of the prarie!

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Cheers!

We will raise a glass and toast you as a supporter of the Prairie Pavilion @ 4e Winery.

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Public Toast

We will publically toast you on our social media and gratefully add your name to our list of supporters of the Prairie Pavilion @ 4e Winery.

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30.00 USD
Public Toast + A Glass to Serve it in

We will publically toast you on our social media, gratefully add your name to our list of supporters of the Prairie Pavilion @ 4e Winery AND provide a special edition tasting glass to serve it in.

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50.00 USD
Public Toast + Tee

We will publically toast you on our social media, gratefully add your name to our list of supporters of the Prairie Pavilion @ 4e Winery AND hook you up with a special edition 4e Winery t-shirt.

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75.00 USD
All the Goodies + Tee

We will publically toast you on our social media, gratefully add your name to our list of supporters of the Prairie Pavilion @ 4e Winery AND hook you up with both a special edition stemless glass AND 4e Winery t-shirt.

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100.00 USD
Party on the Prairie

Pledge $`100 and receive an invitation for 2 to our Party on the Prairie inaugural event, to be held at a date to be determined, once the pavillion is complete - expected by the summer of 2022.  Enjoy food and beverages in the Prairie Pavilion @ 4e Winery with other backers as we celebrate our new little place on the prairie.

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500.00 USD
Private Party on the Prairie

Enjoy the Prairie Pavilion @ 4e Winery with up to 5 other friends for two hours and we'll provide some awesome house-made appetizers as well as libations for all.  Your party will be scheduled once the pavilion is complete - expected by the summer of 2022. 

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700.00 USD
The Whole Shebang!

Enjoy ALL of the things!  A pledge of $700 or more gets you a public toast, a glass to serve it in, a special edition t-shirt to wear to our Party on the Prairie, plus a Private Party of your own! 

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Monetary Contribution

Your contribution, no matter how small, will help make the Prairie Pavilion @ 4e Winery a reality.  We can't wait to share a toast with you on the edge of the prarie!

1 Supporter
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10.00 USD
Cheers!

We will raise a glass and toast you as a supporter of the Prairie Pavilion @ 4e Winery.

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20.00 USD
Public Toast

We will publically toast you on our social media and gratefully add your name to our list of supporters of the Prairie Pavilion @ 4e Winery.

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0 Supporters
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30.00 USD
Public Toast + A Glass to Serve it in

We will publically toast you on our social media, gratefully add your name to our list of supporters of the Prairie Pavilion @ 4e Winery AND provide a special edition tasting glass to serve it in.

199 Left
1 Supporter
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50.00 USD
Public Toast + Tee

We will publically toast you on our social media, gratefully add your name to our list of supporters of the Prairie Pavilion @ 4e Winery AND hook you up with a special edition 4e Winery t-shirt.

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75.00 USD
All the Goodies + Tee

We will publically toast you on our social media, gratefully add your name to our list of supporters of the Prairie Pavilion @ 4e Winery AND hook you up with both a special edition stemless glass AND 4e Winery t-shirt.

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0 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Party on the Prairie

Pledge $`100 and receive an invitation for 2 to our Party on the Prairie inaugural event, to be held at a date to be determined, once the pavillion is complete - expected by the summer of 2022.  Enjoy food and beverages in the Prairie Pavilion @ 4e Winery with other backers as we celebrate our new little place on the prairie.

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500.00 USD
Private Party on the Prairie

Enjoy the Prairie Pavilion @ 4e Winery with up to 5 other friends for two hours and we'll provide some awesome house-made appetizers as well as libations for all.  Your party will be scheduled once the pavilion is complete - expected by the summer of 2022. 

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700.00 USD
The Whole Shebang!

Enjoy ALL of the things!  A pledge of $700 or more gets you a public toast, a glass to serve it in, a special edition t-shirt to wear to our Party on the Prairie, plus a Private Party of your own! 

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