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Parley Lake Winery

8280 Parley Lake Rd, Waconia, MN 55387-9607
+1 952-442-2290
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Poor customer service, beautiful location

I fell in love with the beautiful barn and rural setting of Parley Lake Winery, but the customer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
islandinthemist
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Minnesota
via mobile
Thoroughly enjoyed our time here!

Parley Lake was our second stop on the wine tour of Waconia and we really loved it. The... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Boorad68
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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Local winery crafting award-winning wines from cold-hardy grapes developed by the University of Minnesota. We are SEASONAL; OPEN MAY - DECEMBER 17, 2017.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good51%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“the barn” (6 reviews)
“an apple” (3 reviews)
“wine tour” (2 reviews)
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8280 Parley Lake Rd, Waconia, MN 55387-9607
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+1 952-442-2290
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I fell in love with the beautiful barn and rural setting of Parley Lake Winery, but the customer service was poor. My group arrived when their computers were down, and we waited a long time before we could start a tasting - they wouldn’t let...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Parley Lake was our second stop on the wine tour of Waconia and we really loved it. The environment and scenery is top notch - note that there is an apple orchard here too with a petting farm so there are kids on the property...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Went to the winery with my husband, my brother and sister in law on Saturday. We had the Minnesota Wine Passports, and we decided to do a tour of the three wineries in Waconia. Of the three, this was our second favorite. The wines were...More

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Aubrey H, Manager at Parley Lake Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Hello! Thank you for your review and thanks for visiting us! We appreciate your feedback and I am sorry you felt a little put off by one of our staff members. We take pride in our Winery and the wines our winemaker produces. Our number...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

It was quite different from what we c expected. This place is very big and has lots of visitors. The tractor ride was a great way to show you around. There are both grape vines and apple trees everywhere. Absolutely heavenly to sit and and...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

It was very different than what I expected. We had a very good time. Lots of people and children having a good time. Interesting sculptures on site and for sale. Good music and good time.

Thank Joe Y
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was a gem of a place to find on a beautiful afternoon this Summer. The wine we tried was delicious, so we bought a couple of bottles to enjoy once we got home! They talk about the process of making wines and what they...More

Thank Daniel P
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Very nice winery in the SW metro area. The wines were surprisingly good. The art here was the thing that really sets this place apart from others. The owner Deb Zeller is an amazing artist and has several of her sculptures on the grounds as...More

Thank drdayoff
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We happened to go on a very very hot day abs this one had no air conditioning. The bathrooms were porta potties and the wines were okay. But there were a few places to sit in the shade and the barn was gorgeous. They also...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Such a fun experience! Fun for the whole family! We did a girls day and had a blast. They had live music to enjoy during the tasting. Fun photo ops with staged items around the grounds, as well as a cute shop with lots of...More

Thank Resht124
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

Fun to,stop,in for a visit when they have live music. The wines are good but a limited selection of red wine. Parley Lake apples and Winery can get very busy during the fall harvest weekends.

Thank Keithscars
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