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The Winery at Sovereign Estate

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Great location for a winery overlooking the Lake

Spent the afternoon at the winery. Had music and food items to go along with wine chooses. Order... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Park City, Utah
Great Winery!!

I visited on a Sunday and luckily for me it was slow since I wanted to try many of their wines. I... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2018
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Sovereign Estate is a family owned winery and vineyard located on the North Shore of Lake Waconia. Producing award winning European styled wines and serving bistro foods in the Tasting Room. The Willow Room hosts fine dining at the Friday Night...more
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9950 N Shore Rd, Waconia, MN 55387-9503
+1 952-446-9957
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Spent the afternoon at the winery. Had music and food items to go along with wine chooses. Order the Rose' , which was good. It was hard to compare the wine with the Rose' from France after just returning from the Provounce region a few...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

I visited on a Sunday and luckily for me it was slow since I wanted to try many of their wines. I liked every one of the ten I tasted (I asked for small pours:)). Staff were all very accommodating and knowledgeable as well. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

This was a special event hosted by the winery. Mario's of Watertown catered the event with many of his homemade/family recipe dishes. The menu was very complete and delicious, with ample dessert dishes on side tables. Strong vocal music was provided in the style of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

We visited Sovereign Estate as a group. The grounds are beautiful, amazing wines and great staff. It was very busy, so even with a group tasting and being there on a Saturday afternoon, it took some time to purchase a glass of wine. Sveta did...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

I have visited many of Minnesota’s wineries... this is easily one of the best. The grounds and views over the lake are spectacular. Plenty of seating and outdoor space to accommodate large crowds. Great wine selection. Worth the drive out of the city!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon this place while Sunday cruising in Waconia. Super cute. Lovely gardens - some live music. We had just missed a classic car gathering. Much to my husbands disappointment. We tasted 5 wines. $10 a person (no, you don’t get...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Sovereign Estates offers plenty of outdoor seating at several patio areas with limited standing around two bar areas indoor. Musicians were setting up while we were there doing a wine tasting ($10 for five wines of your choice). I loved the large fountain. Dogs were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank islandinthemist
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

This venue is beautiful for concerts! The pavilion is beautiful....the staff, the food, the wine🍷....fabulous. Everyone feels like family. There are several national act concerts coming up through the fall and I will be there! I highly recommend this venue!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brenda B
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We visited the vineyard on a Sunday afternoon. There was live music and nice seating outside on the patio (shaded and unshaded). We had a flight of wine with the cheese platter, which was delicious. Service was quick and friendly. Definitely recommend this place if...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank angies25
Teresa S, Owner at The Winery at Sovereign Estate, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thank you for visiting! Please visit our website and sign up for our newsletters that list upcoming events and performers.Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

What a perfect afternoon! Enjoying some of Minnesota's best wines and homemade paella on the patio...great weather and entertainment as well.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ted B
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December 5, 2017|
Response from SunnyDay1 |
No you do not need to be there at 4:30 you can go anytime before nine. To be honest you can get to the whole thing in an hour easy.The mulled wine and the hot chocolate and adult hot chocolate are crazily over priced. Its... More
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Response from kwakaruk | Reviewed this property |
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March 5, 2017|
Response from Teresa S | Property representative |
Hi there Jenny! Reserved tastings can take 45 minutes - to 1 hour or longer depending on how many people in the group and whether or not they want to tour wine making area.