Alaska winemakers prove that where there’s a will there’s a way. Although the climate doesn’t allow for the growth of vitis vinifera, Alaskan wineries import juice from out of state to make Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Riesling. Alaska’s signature wines, though, are made from honey and native Alaskan fruit such as raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, salmonberry, gooseberry and rhubarb. Alaska has four wineries located south of, and in, Anchorage with the oldest, Denali Winery, opened in 1997. As of late 2008, none of the wineries ship their wines out of state, so those looking to own their very own bottle of Alaskan wine will have to make the trip north.