Resourcefulness is an important part of industry. What can you do with the things that no one else knows how to use? How do you move forward amongst those who prefer to stay put? Being resourceful isn’t particularly difficult. Work ethic and passion typically combine to make it and that’s exactly what Jeff and Gita Zeitler have.
They are the owners of Urban Forage Winery & Cider House located on Lake Street in Minneapolis.
The passion for winemaking started at an early age for Jeff as he saw his father ferment a rhubarb wine underneath their staircase, leaving the young man “mesmerized,” as he puts it. The amber color of the rhubarb wine gave Jeff his passion. As he grew up, he started grabbing the work ethic and his resourcefulness arrived in college when he started making wines of his own using free mulberries from all around and a few five gallon buckets from the cafeteria that were headed for the dumpster.
Jeff and his wife met some time later and they both continue to foster their love for urban gardening and locally made products of which they are beginning to contribute to.
On offer at Urban Forage their signature Dry Apple Cider as well as their Sparkling Apple Cider and Sparkling Pear Cider that is one of the most crisp and refreshing bottles of cider you’ll find anywhere. The pear is in limited quantities and completely worth it. It’s local, what’s not to love.