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 20-acre vineyard is home to more than 9,000 vines in a wide range of Minnesota varieties. By growing our own grapes, we ensure that our produce 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 15 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 in the tank or barrel where they blossom into our stunning selection of wines. We currently have over 9,000 vines producing and in the spring of 2017 added an additional 9,000 vines to keep up with the winery’s continued growth.
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 Sogn Valley, our Vineyard is the perfect location for a beautiful setting – 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.