Sandy and Dane Kucera named their Fort Calhoun wine bar and tasting room “Too Far North” for fun, and out-of-town patrons clearly don’t mind driving up for both the libations and one-of-a-kind environment. Too Far North is located Halfway between Blair and Omaha on Highway 75 (the Lewis & Clark Scenic Byway), a tranquil 20 mile drive from the heart of Omaha.
“We like to be this unique discovery people stumble across,” Sandy Kucera says. For 10 years, Too Far North has showcased Nebraska wines and craft beers as well as its facility’s colorful history. Still bearing a faded advertising for Metz Beer on its south side, the 1904 brick building originated as a Metz Bros. saloon (and unofficially, a brothel) and has housed a motorcycle shop, drugstore, butcher shop, doctor’s office and pharmacy, American Legion facility, cabinet maker and apple house, among other things.
“There’s so much history in this building…We try to make it an experience,” Kucera says. “You get a little history and a little wine or a little beer.”
Too Far North
111 N. 14th St.
Fort Calhoun, NE