Eagleview Farm was started by Shannon and Lynda in 1992 when they purchased 106 acres next to his parents. The couple milked cows with Shannon’s parents and ran a
farrow-to-finish hog operation. They also raised Black Angus cow/calf pairs. The family had horses, turkeys, ducks and chickens on the farm.
Currently, the Moerkes’ farm is a cash grain enterprise in addition to six acres of cold-hardy grapes. The grapes entered the farm 11 years ago and the family now
sells grapes commercially and makes their own wine. Shannon and Lynda received their farm winery license in 2014.
Eagleview Farm requires a great deal of labor and family members all help out. Shannon takes care of the crop business and manages the vineyard. Lynda is the
winemaker and oversees the winery. The Moerkes have four children: Maggie, Morgan and Dylon help with bottling, vineyard work, harvest, and farm tours. Their daughter, Samantha, and her husband,
Karl, moved to the farm last year and assist daily in the operation. The Moerkes’ grandchildren, Zachary, Trent, Payton, Isaac and Paisley, also help with chores. Lynda’s parents, Myron and JoyDell
Haberer, and Shannon’s parents, Bob and Joan Moerke, assist in the operation as well.
The Moerkes are members of the North Dakota Grape and Wine Growers Association and the Minnesota Grape Growers Association. They’ve hosted several garden groups
at the winery and assist others looking to start their own vineyards.