The award-winning flavors of our wines start with our high quality grapes. Set atop the rolling hills of Minnesota’s Sogn Valley, our sunny 40-acre vineyard is home to more than 18,000 vines in a wide range of Minnesota varieties. By growing our own grapes, we ensure that our product is of the highest quality, and in turn, our wines are beyond delicious.
Our Vineyards produce some of the best quality wine grapes in Minnesota. More than 20 years ago, we began planting our cold-hardy grapes, which include Marquette, Marechal Foch, Frontenac, La Crescent, St. Pepin and many more. These cold hearty vines can withstand the coldest Minnesota winters and show even more character as a result. Cannon River Winery’s original owners selected the vineyard’s location for its high elevation, excellent drainage, and ideal soils. It’s no coincidence that our vineyard is on the same latitude as some of the best grape-growing regions in France and Italy. Handpicked fresh off the vine, our experienced winemakers work meticulously to sort, crush and de-stem the grapes before placing them in the tank or barrel where they blossom into our stunning selection of wines. We currently have over 18,000 vines producing!
The Fall Grape Harvest
With lush vines, rolling hills and a 150-year-old timber frame barn, a visit to our Vineyard will make you swear you’ve just stepped off a plane to Napa Valley. Located just minutes from our Winery in downtown Cannon Falls, Minnesota, our Vineyard is the perfect place to experience a hands-on Grape Harvest Experience. September will be here before we know it, & that means our Fall Grape Harvest is quickly approaching…we need your help to ensure prompt grape picking upon ripening of the fruit.
Join our Harvest “CReW”… Take an adventure! Gather some friends, plan a family outing, go on a date with that special someone – the more the merrier! We will host our Harvest on Saturdays & Sundays beginning in September until all grapes have been picked from the vine & brought back to the Winery. The Harvest start-date depends on weather patterns and ripeness of the fruit. Please keep an eye on our website & Facebook page for updates on exact dates & times as summer comes to an end.
Visiting the Vineyard
Looking for a unique outdoor venue for your wedding day? Our Vineyard is just that! With an amazing backdrop of the Sogn Valley, our Vineyard is the perfect location for a beautiful event – schedule your visit today!
Visit our events page to learn about upcoming events in our picturesque vineyard or contact us at 507-263-7400 for more information about hosting your special day or signing up for our fall grape harvest.