Father-daughter duo Charlie and Jenny Solberg have been making brandy for decades. The passion project started in the 1970s, when Charlie played pro hockey in Austria at a facility called Rhine Hall. During his free time he worked for a fruit farmer and was taught how to make brandy by the local experts. After returning to the states, he opened Solberg Manufacturing in Itasca, but eventually moved his family to Germany to expand the company. During that time, Charlie passed his brandy knowledge onto his five children. Originally, the team used a bike that Charlie designed to chop the apples, before loading them into a press and turning the correct ratio of cider and mash into brandy. Now, the process is a bit more efficient.