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PLAN YOUR VISIT

We are a veteran owned, family operated Minnesota farm winery. Never visited a farm winery before? Or visited several but just want to know what to expect when visiting Vintage Escapes Winery? Then read on for all the details to help you plan your visit.

We look forward to meeting and serving you!

 
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Guest Policies & Ground Rules

  • All seating (indoor & outdoor) is on a first come basis. No reservations.

  • No outside food or beverages are allowed.

  • Groups of 12 or more are required to give us proper advanced notice before visiting. (At least 2 weeks - or more- advanced notice is preferred.)

  • Dogs are allowed outside as long as they are leashed, well-behaved, social and picked up after.  Only service animals are allowed inside.

  • We have the rights to use any photos taken on the premises - professional photos or otherwise. Any copyrights to professional photography taken on the premises must be released to and can be used by Vintage Escapes Winery.

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What to Expect

  • Our tasting room and grounds are open to the public during our open hours (see the "Business Hours" section below).

  • We provide full table service. Walk through our front door so we see you arrive, sit wherever you would like (inside or outside), relax and we will come to you to take your order!

  • Tables and chairs are available inside the tasting room as well as outside on the patio, deck and grass area.

  • Bringing lawn chairs is strongly suggested during music & events.

  • We are excited to announce that a permanent outdoor pavilion will be constructed late summer or early fall 2021 to provide a covering and added shade.

  • We have a few umbrellas available during calm, non-windy, days. You are more than welcome to bring umbrellas and even pop-up tents as long as they don't obstruct the view or create a danger/nuisance for other customers.​
    • Beware that we have gone through several sets of commercial quality tents that are now out of commission due to winds.
    • Umbrellas and tents will not be allowed on windy days and will be asked to be taken down for the safety of our customers and staff.​

What We Offer

  • Wine by the glass

  • Wine by the bottle to be enjoyed on site (on-sale)

  • Wine by the bottle to take with you (off-sale)

  • Wine flights (3 wines of your choosing; 2 oz pours each)

    • **Wine flights and tastings will not be available during music & events.​

  • Wine Mimosas on Sundays!

  • Sodas

  • Food options (see the "Food" section below).

  • A beautiful view from the patio, deck or grass area.

  • A beautiful view out the large picture windows of the tasting room.

  • A warm vintage-inspired tasting room and bar.

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Music & Events

  • See the Music & Events page for a full schedule of upcoming music & events. Check back often to catch any added events or changes to the schedule.

  • Live music is offered almost every weekend.

  • Live music is always outside in the spring, summer and fall.

  • Check the "Music & Events" page for any applicable fees or charges to each event. If no fees or charges are listed, then the event is free to the public.

  • Bringing your own chairs is strongly suggested during music & events. 

  • No flights or tastings are offered during music & events.

  • Our wonderful musicians accept and appreciate tips.

  • Please see the Private Rentals page for information on reserving the winery & tasting room for a private party or event.

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Wines & Tastings

  • Wine is available by glass, bottle or flights.

  • A wine flight is the best way to do a tasting. Wine flights consist of 3 wines of your choosing - 2 oz pours each.

  • We also offer individual 1 oz wine tastings.

  • It's suggested to keep your tastings to 3 or 4 wines so not to overwhelm your taste buds.

  • See our Wines page for a full listing of wines.

  • Our wine list is constantly changing as we add new wines and sell out of others. We do our best to keep popular wines on the list but is often out of our control. Wine fruit is harvested only once a year with harvest yields varying dramatically than initial expectations. It then takes another several months to complete a wine to perfection before putting it in the bottle and on the shelf.

Food & Other

  • See the Food page for a list of our food options that we offer at the winery & tasting room.

  • Wine is our true passion and purpose but we are happy to offer food options to be enjoyed with our wines.

  • We ask for your patience as we prepare all of our food items to order. We have a small kitchen that can only prepare a couple items at a time. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that all food items ordered within a group will arrive together.

  • We have food trucks scheduled throughout the spring, summer and fall.

    • Our kitchen will be closed when food trucks are present.​

    • The food truck schedule can change often and with little notice. 

  • It's often rare, but there may be instances in which our kitchen will be closed due to staffing or other unexpected circumstances.

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Business Hours

  • See our Hours page for the most current tasting room hours.

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FAQ

  • See our FAQ page for more answers to your questions and additional information.

More About Us

  • We are veteran owned, family operated.

  • We currently care for approximately 3 acres of vineyards. Owner Dan is the vigneron (a.k.a. vineyard grower/caretaker).

  • We currently grow Marquette, Itasca and Frontenac grapes.

  • All of our wines are made on site, in the same building as the tasting room. Owner Ashley is the vintner (a.k.a. winemaker).

  • Although technically Dan is the vigneron and Ashley is the vintner, they often (every day actually) work together and help each other out on both sides of the operation. Our son, River, is also an extremely hard worker and is always anxious to lend a helping hand every step of the process. We rely on and greatly appreciate all of the extra help we are blessed with from family, friends and our staff during our peak production months such as harvest, planting and bottling!

  • In addition to our own producing grapes, we rely heavily on other hardworking fruit growers for the fruit required to produce our wines.