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Parley Lake Winery

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Beautiful Grounds, Fun Atmosphere

Went here with a group of friends on a busy Saturday afternoon. It was October so the trees were... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Marshall, Minnesota
via mobile
Beautiful location, great wines

We arrived as a group and had an amazing time with our wine tasting. The ladies were very helpful... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
diane s
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“the barn”(6 reviews)
“an apple”(3 reviews)
“live music”(6 reviews)
Local winery crafting award-winning wines from cold-hardy grapes developed by the University of Minnesota. We are SEASONAL; OPEN MAY - DECEMBER.
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8280 Parley Lake Rd, Waconia, MN 55387-9607
+1 952-442-2290
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Went here with a group of friends on a busy Saturday afternoon. It was October so the trees were really gorgeous as they were turning colors. The atmosphere was really fun as the wine tasting bars were inside of what looked to be a barn....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CreativeC14
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We arrived as a group and had an amazing time with our wine tasting. The ladies were very helpful and did a fabulous job. So many to choose from. Music on the hillside was wonderful. The views were great and we will be back again.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank diane s
Reviewed 6 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank islandinthemist
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Boorad68
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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank sunflowerdayzee
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

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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank jasjas867
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Joe Y
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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank drdayoff
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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank robinnow
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

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Resht124
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