A New Adventure.
Native 32 came to fruition out of a love for wine and a desire to explore a new way to share our beloved land, that's been in our family for nearly 100 years. From planting 2,400 aronia bushes in the spring of 2011 to hand-harvesting the first crop in 2013, the entire project has been a family affair for brothers Dale & Keith Doerneman. As we started sampling different wine combinations, the vision of the tasting room began. We broke ground in June 2016 and are excited to open for business in June 2019.
What's in a Name?
The Native 32 Winery name has multiple meanings to our family. The "Native" portion pays homage to the soil that surrounds our tasting room, which was native grassland before we started this venture. Our family is also native to Nebraska, and finally, the aronia plant is native to Nebraska. The "32" is a nod to the highway that runs to the south of our location and will lead you to our fantastic little getaway. We are proud of what we've built, and we look forward to sharing it with you.
The Aronia Berry
Our stock of aronia plants hail from the parent stock grown in Poland. They are the Galajanke (pronounced Gal-a-shanka) hybrid. Aronia bushes are native to Nebraska and are related to a fruit many midwesterners are familiar with: the chokeberry (or more commonly referred to as the "chokecherry"). Aronia berries are gaining popularity today because of their plentiful health benefits, as people want to add more superfoods into their diet. These small dark berries are packed with nutrients and antioxidants.
The Tasting Room
The tasting room features a bar, kitchen, dining room, fireplace, fire pits and large wrap-around porch, making for a second-to-none venue for a wide range of events. Whether you need a space for meetings and small receptions or intimate gatherings by the crackling fire, get in touch with us! We’ll be happy to schedule and accommodate your party.