Waconia Wine Country Wine Festival

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Waconia Wine Country Wine Festival

A two day festival of Minnesota finest wineries all located with-in a five mile radius around Lake Waconia!

By Waconia Wine Country

When and where

Date and time

July 29 · 11am - July 30 · 6pm CDT


Sovereign Estate 9950 N Shore Rd Waconia, MN 55387

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

Parley Lake, Schram Vineyards, and Sovereign Estate present he most anticipated wine festival in Minnesota! ONLY 30 minutes from the Airport.

The Waconia Wine Festival is a two day festival featuring three distinctive vineyards within a 5-mile radius of each other. This festival is the perfect opportunity to visit some of the best wineries in the state of Minnesota with the opportunity to taste, explore, and enjoy a variety of wine.

Tickets start at $50 per person and include:

  • A souvenir wine glass
  • 3 Tastings at each winery
  • Bus transportation between the wineries

All attendees must be 21+. Please have your ID's ready at check-in. Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE! This is a RAIN OR SHINE event.

To accommodate the high demand, the Festival spans two-days, Saturday, July 29th & and Sunday, July 30th. Guests can choose which day, what time, and what winery they would like to begin their tour. Each winery will be offering a special food menu and LIVE music!

Guests will check-in at their starting winery and receive their Waconia Wine Festival souvenir tasting glass. From there, each individual will have the opportunity to sample 3 hand-selected wines from that vineyard.

Once guests complete their tasting, they can hop on the tour bus and make their way to the next location. Buses depart from each winery, every half-hour. If guests choose to transport themselves, they may do so as well, but all guest must follow the designated route. Transportation is included with your ticket.

ORDER FOR TOUR Follows this route for bus transportation rotations:

  • START AT Sovereign>Parley>Schram
  • START AT Parley > Schram > Sovereign
  • START AT Schram> Sovereign> Parley

All guests return home to the winery they started and where they parked.


The Wineries will accept at the gate ticket sales on Saturday and Sunday. All Gate fees are $20 per person per winery.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no fee for sober drivers to attend Waconia Wine Country Festival.

Sober Drivers will be issued a wristband at check-in that will indicate them as such and THEY WILL NOT be able to purchase any alcoholic beverages at festival and NOT be given a souvenir glass. They may use transportation to other wineries during the event.

This event sells out every year and is one of the biggest wine festivals in Minnesota!

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About the organizer

Waconia Waconia Country Association was formed to co-promote and host wine events in the Waconia Lake region. Three distinct wineries in a five mile radius producing award winnning Minnesota wines.