From the ashes of a devastating fire, which destroyed it's main structure on June 23, 2012, rises the new Miletta Vista Winery near St. Paul NE. Hoping to reopen it's doors before the year anniversary of the fire, Mick and Loretta McDowell's are working diligently to turn the mess back to a success. Recently KNLV spoke with the couple about their decision to rebuild and continue their business. The investigators never learned what caused the fire, but many suspect strong winds from a severe thunderstorm which also included lighting were a driving force in driving the fire and causing a total loss of the winery. Fire fighters from six area departments battled the blaze for six hours, before the fire could be contained. Now, shooting for an opening date of May 11, 2013, patrons will be treated to the same beautiful views, but will have more space inside for tastings, dining with fireplaces and a bigger tasting room for special events, as well as a larger terrace, to enjoy the views outdoors. The winery & tasting room sits atop a hill, four miles north of St. Paul, NE on U.S. Hwy 281, overlooking the North Loup River Valley. On a clear day you can see 25-30 miles, overlooking one of Nebraska’s most scenic rivers, the beautiful North Loup River Valley. Mick and Loretta are working very hard, with their contractors to make sure the opening date comes to fruition so we can all “Come relax with them”.