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FAQ

Wine & Buying Wine

  1. Can I buy bottles to go?

    • Absolutely! We have a merchandise area near our register where you can shop for bottles and merchandise to take home.

  2. Is there a limit of the number of bottles I can purchase?

    • No, in general we do not have a limit on the number of bottles that can be purchased. Any quantity limits on wines will be noted.

  3. Do you have a wine club?

    • We do not currently have a wine club. We will at some point in the future start a wine club.

  4. Do you ship wine?

    • Yes, we now ship our wine to the following 40 states: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY.​

    • Wine, gift cards and merchandise can be purchased on our Online Store.

  5. Do you offer quantity discounts?

    • Yes. If you buy any 4 bottles of wine, you will receive a free glass of wine (or a coupon for a free glass of wine to use at a later date). Or, if you buy 6 bottles, you will receive a 7th bottle free. Free items will be the item of equal or lesser value.

    • We also offer quantity discounts on large orders of wines. Contact us for quantity pricing if you’re looking to purchase large quantities for an event, party, wedding etc.

  6. Can I find your wines in liquor stores or restaurants?

    • We do not yet have our wines in stores but do plan to have some wines available in liquor stores soon. Our wine is served at the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault and Traxler’s Hunting Preserve in Le Center. We plan to expand to have our wines available in more restaurants soon.

  7. How often do you release new wines?

    • New wines are released throughout the year. New white wines and fruit wines are typically released starting in the early Spring and into the Summer months. Red wines take longer to mature and perfect and are typically released in the fall or winter - but can take up to 1-2 years before they're ready for the bottle.

 

Food & Other Beverages

  1. Do you serve food?

    • Yes. We are now serving paninis, flatbreads, a selection of shareable plates and dessert. You can see our current food menu on the Flights & Food page or by clicking here.

  2. Can we bring outside alcohol or food?

    • No, outside alcohol and food is not allowed at the winery. An exception is that we do allow bringing in cake or cupcakes if you're celebrating a birthday or other special occasion.

  3. Do you serve other beverages besides wine?

    • We have non-alcoholic beverages including Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sprite and Old Fashioned Sodas (Root Beer, Orange, Diet Black Cherry). 

    • Unfortunately, although the law and regulations allow us to have an on-sale liquor license for serving beer and other spirits, we continue to be denied approval of an on-sale liquor license. We are, and will continue to, actively work on this in order to be able to have some other alcoholic options for you to enjoy at the winery in the near future.

 

Visiting the Winery & Tasting Room

  1. Can I reserve the winery for a private event?

    • We are not taking private rental reservations at this time. We are anxious to host private events and weddings out at the winery in the future and will be offering private rentals as soon as we have adequate resources to provide a superb private rental experience.

  2. Do you have live music?

    • Yes. We have live music scheduled about 2-3 times per month. Check out our Music & Events page for all of our scheduled events, including music performances.

  3. Do you have outdoor seating?

    • Yes, we have an abundance of outdoor seating. We have a beautiful patio with gorgeous views, along with a deck area and picnic tables arranged on the winery grounds.

  4. Are dogs allowed?

    • Dogs are allowed outside on our grounds and must be supervised and picked up after. Only service animals are allowed inside the tasting room. All other animals are not allowed inside.

  5. Are kids allowed?

    • Yes, kids are welcome and must be supervised at all times.

  6. Do you have games?

    • Yes! We have outdoor games, board games, trivia games….all kinds.

  7. Do you allow photos for special events on your grounds?

    • We currently only allow groups to be on the grounds to take photos during our open hours of operation.

  8. Can I bring my own chairs and/or a blanket?

    • We have adequate seating on our property and patio, but you are also welcome to bring your own chairs and/or blanket.

 

COVID-19

  1. Do I need to wear a mask when I visit?

    • Due to Governor's orders, masks or face coverings are now required when inside public buildings and businesses.

    • Masks or face coverings are recommended but NOT required when outside.

    • Please put your face covering on as you come inside the building.

    • Face coverings are NOT required when sitting at your table inside.

    • The mandate DOES require that you put a face covering on whenever you are leaving your table.

    • Please put your face covering on as you approach the bar, as you are coming to the cash register to pay, as you browse our wine & merchandise racks, or if you are getting up to use the restrooms.

  2. What do I do when I arrive at the winery for dine-in?

    • When you arrive at the winery, check-in with one of our servers inside.​

  3. How do I make a reservation?

    • We are not taking reservations prior to your arrival. Reservations will now only be made in-person at the time of your reservation. We require that parties maintain 6 feet from other parties and that parties have a max of 4 people (or 6 people if all in the same family unit).

    • A reservation is not needed for off-sale "to-go" purchases.

    • *Note: We will still honor any existing reservations that were made before we changed our reservation procedures. 

  4. Is there a maximum number per group?

    • Yes, a max of 4 people per dining group (or 6 if all in the same family unit) is required per Governor's orders.

  5. Can I still come to buy off-sale bottles of wine to-go?

    • ​Absolutely! There's no need to worry about a reservation for off-sale "to-go" purchases.​​ Come in anytime during our open hours for off-sale purchases.

 

8950 Dodd Rd

Kilkenny, Minnesota 56052

Summer Tasting Room Hours (April through October):

   Thursdays 4pm-9pm

   Fridays 3pm-9pm

   Saturdays 12pm-9pm

   Sundays 12pm-6pm

Winter Tasting Room Hours (November through March):

   Fridays 3pm-9pm

   Saturdays 12pm-9pm

   Sundays 12pm-5pm

Note: All food orders must be placed at least one hour prior to closing.

Contact the tasting room during tasting room hours at: 

507-334-1936

Contact us any time using the form below or at info@VintageEscapesWinery.com

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