Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery
Welcome to Schram Vineyards, Minnesota's First Winery & Brewery!
Great Winery, great surrounding, it is a 35 mile drive out of the city but its a great way to get a feel for the country that is nearby.
Southwest of the Twin Cities near the wine-centric town of Waconia is Minnesota’s first winery and brewery, fit for those with a penchant for grapes or hops (or both). Head there Thursday through Sunday for a taste of wines like Roost de Rouge red blend or the Sierra Victor pinot gris, or order a…
Schram is one of Waconia's wine makers but also a great little beer brewer. Beautiful site overlooking lake and vineyards and on many weekends they have a mobile wood fire pizza trailer out front. Good parking and is only about 12 miles from property.
They showcase this venue with lake views in the country. Barn converted into gathering place where you can order wine that has been brewed on-site. Food trucks on-site and occasional live music. Really fun place to visit.
“After you’re greeted by The Goddess of Grapes—a seven-foot bronze statue made by co-owner Deb Zeller—enter Parley Lake Winery for a feast of the senses. Sample from whites, reds and limited editions, and observe other pieces of Zeller’s artwork—or have your portrait drawn as you sip. You will often find events every weekend, from live concerts and food trucks to painting afternoons and ArtStock, their annual art and wine festival held each July. The Waconia-based winery is open Fridays 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m.”
“Beautiful facility, expansive grounds and top notch events. Buy tickets for a Friday night sunset jazz concert 5-9pm or after check out head over to Sunday’s at Sovereign for live music 1-5pm. Rain or shine in the Marquette Pavillion, a gorgeous venue with views of the vineyard and Lake Waconia. Check out their website for dates, details and to purchase tickets. ”
“Local favorite with surprisingly good food menu and most weekend night, pretty darn good live music. Summer is for dining outside on multi-level patio and sound stage. You will eventually run into someone you know if you are local to Carver County. Also a favorite of bikers in the summer. (Not the Hell's Angels type, more of the rich suburban type so nothing to worry about...)”
“With one of the smallest auditoriums in town, located in a community center in south Minneapolis, you’d be forgiven for assuming that Pillsbury House is a small-stakes operation. But its artistic leadership has crafted a theater that consistently makes year-end best-of lists in local papers and it’s because it selects sharp, incisive contemporary plays about the burning issues of today and stages them with some of the best talent in the cities. You’ll find yourself sitting close enough to the action to see every facial expression and movement of the talented actors in front of you, an experience more than worth the price of admission.”