Ryan met Billie Marie while living in Missouri and the two spent many days along the Missouri wine trails drinking wine with friends and family. They enjoyed it so much that they began making wine as a hobby, and when friends and family started asking if they could purchase their product, Ryan decided this was something he wanted to pursue on a larger scale. He asked his parents if he could start a vineyard in Rome, Wisconsin on the family farm. Half Krakt Vineyard was born. That vineyard is now in its 15th year of growth. They eventually decided to move to Wisconsin to be closer to family, and to help work the vineyard.
When Billie Marie and Ryan decided to marry in 2009, a vineyard wedding seemed only fitting, but there wasn’t any vineyard venues at the time in the Madison area, so they opted to get married in Missouri where it all started. After welcoming twins, they purchased a farm in Edgerton for their growing family. Ryan and Billie Marie quickly grew to love the property with its rolling hills and quiet countryside. Reminiscing about their own wedding day and how much Billie Marie missed all the fun that went into planning it, they were reminded that a vineyard wedding venue was not an option in the area or surrounding areas. “Our friends and family still talk about how unique and fun our wedding was, and what a beautiful backdrop it was to our special day, and that was many years ago!” So, they decided to begin their own venture! In 2012, they planted a vineyard on their beautiful property in Edgerton with the vision for others to share in the same unique experience.
As the two vineyards matured, wine production was taken over by Ryan’s parents, with Doug as the wine maker. Ryan tended the vineyards and his mom helped care for the twins, while Billie Marie worked with the couples. Over the Vines Vineyard & Wine Barn is the only wedding and special events facility in the area with a mature on-site working vineyard. Now, Ryan, Billie Marie and their family at Over the Vines Vineyard & Wine Barn love to provide their couples and guests with the same memorable and unique event experience that they had on their own wedding day.
Plan a romantic adventure for your wedding day at Over the Vines Vineyard. Exchange vows in a towering barn or outside next to our vineyard, while surrounded by your loved ones, for the picturesque wedding of your dreams.
Over The Vines is conveniently located between Madison and Janesville, a short drive from Milwaukee, and just off the Interstate making it an ideal location for guests traveling from all around.
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