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After a number of years in Concord, near Ixonia, Bill and La Verne Vetrano have moved their Vetro Winery down the road to Jefferson.
The new winery, at 1414 Vino Lane, just south of Highway 18, off County Y, is housed in a larger building and offers more parking for visitors.
You can stop in between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. until 4 on Sunday. The winery is closed Mondays, New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Tastings are free but donations to Wisconsin Special Olympics are encouraged.
The Vetrano family began making wine in Sicily more than a century ago. Vetro currently makes Concordia Rossa, Merlot and others, as well as fruit wines.
For more information, call (920) 674-9650.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.