Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery, Kasota: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery Reviews: 4/5

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery
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12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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4.0
81 reviews
Excellent
41
Very good
16
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Janet P
1 contribution
Misinformation and No Return Call
Oct 2021
The setting for Chankaska Ranch and Winery is beautiful! My sister and I are hosting a bridal shower and we went to visit the venue, ask about availability, check the food choices, and ask questions specific to our needs.

The staff was very helpful. Unfortunately, the information given to us was inaccurate. We were told that we could have two tables in an area which would have been perfect. We were also told that we could bring decorations and dessert. Based on this initial information, we each ordered a flight of wine and a charcuterie board and stayed to plan the rest of our event. We were then informed that we were given inaccurate information. Their policy is that we could not bring a small group of ten people nor could we decorate a small area or bring dessert to the designated area. We would need to go to the event center and rent the event center.

I certainly understand the need for organizational policies and practices. However, it would have been helpful to have accurate information from the beginning. In addition, I called and left a message for the Event Manager for the next two days and did not receive a return call.
Written October 13, 2021
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Nancy V
8 contributions
Servers needed!
Sep 2021
I hope to return and do another review with a higher rating... we had a nice experience, beautiful day, outside table that we had reserved, and great wine. The grounds are beautiful, and it was fun to stroll around with a glass of wine admiring the plants and buildings. Not sure if this is because of COVID, but the fact that we had to wait in line to place an order (using our phones to get the menu), then go up and inside to get food and drinks multiple times detracted from the overall experience. There need to be servers in this setting. I am not sure how having folks be in lines and doing multiple entering and exiting through a small door would decrease any virus exposure -- seems like the opposite. I am not sure what the regular routine is here because it was my first visit, but servers are definitely needed in this venue!
Written September 6, 2021
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Todd
1 contribution
Excellent
Dec 2019 • Couples
Food, wine and entertainment were all top notch. Also the spirits bar provides hand crafted cocktails that taste like no other. Not to mention the best red headed bartenders around 😉. Highly recommend this place.
Written December 7, 2019
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Thank you so much for visiting Chankaska! Aren't the cocktail delicious? We hope to see you again soon!
Written December 16, 2019
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anjasarts
Annandale, MN146 contributions
Pretty decor
Oct 2019
We visit a lot of wineries. This location has ample parking for a Friday, was busy with customers eating at tables, and the bar nearly empty. very pretty interior.
That said we waited 10 minutes and tried to catch the eye of the servers for a tasting but weren't acknowledged. We left after looking at the wine list and deciding we didn't want to pay that much on a bottle we may or may not like.
I'd maybe give it another try if in the area, but I doubt it.
Written November 5, 2019
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Hello, we are disappointed to hear your experience wasn't up to standard. We have a different service style than other wineries where all of the ordering is done at the tasting bar. We are constantly training staff to recognize newcomers and guide them through our process. We hope you visit again and enjoy our wine tasting, you are able to try five wines for only $7! Cheers
Written November 11, 2019
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Sharon D
Richfield, Minnesota, United States204 contributions
Fabulous
Oct 2019
Beautiful grounds, beautiful surroundings, perfect place for a wedding, family reunion or just renewing wedding vows. Did the wine tasting (great wines), took advantage of their on-site distillery and tried their chocolate truffles (they are better than your more expensive specialty chocolate shops!!). The staff was very friendly and helpful. A must visit place!!
Written October 25, 2019
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Hello Sharon, it sounds like you have a wonderful time! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed wine, chocolates and our distillery. We hope to see you again soon!
Written November 11, 2019
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Sierra F
Trimont, MN11 contributions
Beautiful!!!
Aug 2019 • Couples
Please go! Have some pizza and take your wine out on the walking paths. So so good and relaxing! I can't wait to take my mother here.
Written August 9, 2019
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Marilyn S
2 contributions
This is a must visit if you are in Mankato!
Jun 2019 • Couples
Awesome food, wine and staff! Wine tasting was fun and the flat bread pizza was delicious. We also ordered stuffed mushrooms and truffles for dessert. After we ate, we walked the beautiful grounds. Highly recommend!
Written June 6, 2019
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Hi Marilyn! Sounds like you had a wonderful time, thank you for visiting!
Written June 25, 2019
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donih
St Paul Minnesota Usa635 contributions
Memorial Day Weekend Wine Tasting
May 2019 • Couples
My husband and I went to Waconia to a couple of wineries and someone recommended this winery in Kasota. It was our favorite. The Minnesota river runs trough it so you can sit on the patio or grounds and be right next to the river. It is delightful to stroll around the grounds and the view is so pretty. It was a peaceful place to sit and enjoy wine and some of the best flat crust wood fired pizza I have had with San Mariano tomato sauce! They have lots of food items to chose from for a winery. The wine was good and the people friendly. It’s about an hour from the wineries in Waconia so it is a bit of a drive from there, but it was well worth it. If you found this review helpful, please let give me a thumbs up. I would so appreciate it. I hope you enjoy this place as much as I did.
Written May 27, 2019
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Good Morning, thank you so much for the review! We are pleased to hear you made the trek and enjoyed yourself! It sounds like you had a peaceful day!
Written May 28, 2019
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Sherri T
2 contributions
Artists
May 2019 • Business
Owner dodges artists that come to pick up bronze sculpture on loan to them for 5 years. Not a thank you, not a glass of wine. Not good people. Artists, don’t do “business” with them! Beware.
Written May 11, 2019
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Sherri, the certain day and time that was requested for pick up of the sculpture I was not available. I let my staff know you were coming and if there was any miscommunication there I sincerely apologize. We value artists and art and display art at Chankaska to promote artists and art. We also donate extensively to the arts. Please private message or call me at 507-381-1410 so that I can understand what went wrong and try to make it right. Thank you. Jane Schwickert General Manager
Written June 25, 2019
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mary p
72 contributions
Beautiful Property!
Apr 2019 • Couples
Wine tasting flight is $7 and includes 5 wines, wines were ok. Flight of spirits also available. Small food menu and we ordered hummus w/veggies. Did see their brick oven pizzas being enjoyed by others and boy did they look delicious. They have cute items for sale, tasting room is beautifully done. Lots of property and paths to walk around the creek; typically have an outdoor fire going - very nice venue, recommend you stop in and check it out.
Written April 22, 2019
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Thanks for stopping by Mary! Hopefully you will be able to stop again and find some wines you love and enjoy a delicious brick oven pizza. Cheers!
Written June 25, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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