Have you dreamed of taking a trip out west to tour the wine country—soaking in romantic landscapes, sampling local wine blends and listening to live music playing softly on sun dappled patios? Perhaps you were thinking of California wine country.
There’s no need to pack your bags or buy a plane ticket—three completely different “wine-country” adventures await just down the road in Waconia.
Sovereign Estate, Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery and Parley Lake Winery offer unique, picturesque settings and experiences, ranging from farm casual to Italian chic. Each winery also offers live music performances on its outdoor patio and stage. The venues’ music menus feature selections from jazz to country and acoustic solo to a full band.
While outdoor music programs conclude by 9 p.m., crackling bonfires or a moonlit sky can serve a romantic nightcap for any “out west” wine country experience.