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Misty Orpin and her husband, Leo, co-founder of Black Apple, a producer of hard cider, in Springdale. Retail sales have helped Black Apple survive the pandemic.
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Virus Diaries: Small Businesses Continue to Weather Pandemic StormLock Icon

The year 2020 hasn’t gone according to plan for anyone, least of all small-business owners in Arkansas. read more >
Audrey House, the owner of Chateau Aux Arc in Altus and chairwoman of the state’s Wine Producers Council.
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Arkansas Wineries Recovering From Dry MonthsLock Icon

Arkansas wineries survived the harrowing spring months of the COVID-19 pandemic that closed their facilities and tasting rooms and put a severe dent in their wine sales. read more >
Audrey House, the owner of Chateau Aux Arc in Altus and chairwoman of the state’s Wine Producers Council.
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Arkansas Farmers Cope With COVID-19

Arkansas agriculture producers expected to see a nice recovery in 2020 after a bruising trade war with China, but the COVID-19 pandemic has tested the agricultural business model. read more >
They’re not so lovable in the wild. Arkansas game officials and landowners deal with feral hog pests across most of the state.
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Arkansas’ Feral Hogs No Laughing Matter

Feral hogs damage Arkansas farms and equipment, and it doesn’t take 30-50 to cause real trouble. read more >
Audrey House, with Chateau Aux Arc, stands in the tasting room at her vineyard.
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Audrey House Appointed to State Wine Producers CouncilLock Icon

Altus winery owner Audrey House will join the Arkansas Wine Producers Council after being chosen by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to replace Al Wiederkehr. read more >
Rusty Tractor Vineyards is off David O. Dodd Road in southwest Little Rock.
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$2M Rusty Tractor Vineyards In the Works For Southwest Little Rock

Real estate developer Doug Meyer and his wife, Sheree, are investing close to $2 million in Rusty Tractor Vineyards, an 80-acre property off David O. Dodd Road in southwest Little Rock that’s envisioned as a winery and an event venue. read more >
Audrey House, founder and owner of Chateau Aux Arc in Altus
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Audrey House Says Arkansas Shouldn’t Keep Its Wine Sales Bottled Up

When Audrey House was 21, she moved to Altus, bought 20 acres from Al Wiederkehr and set about starting her own vineyard and winery operation, which she called Chateau Aux Arc. read more >
Sassafras Springs in Springdale is Arkansas’ newest winery.
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Wine Permit for Sassafras Springs Tops Grapevine of Beer & Wine Updates

Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Springdale, owned by Gene Long and his wife, Cheryl, has been open since April 1, but it finally received its wine manufacturing permit from the state in May, though it isn’t likely to start producing until the end of the year, Long said. read more >