Friday, Saturday and Sunday the regular Bistro service is closed.

Friday Afternoon= Cheeseboards Only
Friday Night Jazz –Grilling on Marquette Patio  Fish Tacos, Burgers and more.
Saturday and Sunday – Art and Wine Festival will have food trucks and a special fast menu from winery featuing flatbreads, cheeseboards and hot dogs.
SATURDAY ART SHOW SOLD OUT – Admission for Sunday still available!

Dear Guests, each guest must make a reservation to visit the winery.

  • Reservations are not necessary to shop in the Wine Store for off sale wine purchases.  If you stay on property you need to see hostess for reservation.
  • COVID guidelines: Masks are required for Wine Shop purchases, moving about inside the winery, and using bathrooms.
  • Wine for on site consumption may be purchased at service bars and food may be ordered online: BISTRO MENU
  • Indoor seating time is limited to 90 minutes.
  • Last reservation taken 1 hour before closing.
  • $2 processing fee per person per for visitor reservation. Limit 4 individuals per table or 6 per household. Event Reservation may have additional fees.
  • If you are experiencing trouble with reservations, please call us at the winery: 952-446-9957 

Visitor Reservations

For guests who would like to purchase wine and Bistro food and have an outdoor seat on the Patio.

Wine can be purchased and served from service bar. THIS IS NOT A WINE TASTING. 

All food orders can be placed with our online BISTRO MENU

Guided Wine Tastings

For guests who would like an in-depth tour and tasting of select Sovereign Estate Wines, led by an experienced staff member.

Limited to 12 guests per hour. (Indoors – must bring a mask.) 

Includes registration for outdoor Patio seating following tour.  

Willow Room Indoor Seating

For guests who would like to reserve an indoor seat for dining.

Wine may be purchased at service bars and food may be ordered online from the BISTRO MENU. This is not a table service establishment. 

Indoor time is limited to 90 minutes.

Wine festivals, Live Music and SPECIAL EVENTS
May have an admission fee. Please see calendar for details.

Upcoming Events

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September 2020

SEPT 27 Fine Wine & Art Find

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27 Sep
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Winery at Sovereign Estate
9950 North Shore Road, Waconia, MN 55387 United States
October 2020
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Patio Wine & Dining

UPDATE – The reopening guidelines will have us changing our operations frequently.

Reservations are required for on-site consumption of wine and food. Limit of 4 individuals or 6 in a household per table. Tables may not be moved together. There is a $2 non-refundable processing fee for reservations.

Wine and drinks are ordered at the patio service bar when you arrive. Food can be pre-ordered online. Food orders placed when you are already here take approximately 20 minutes to prepare.

Winemaker Dinners

Join us for a fabulous afternoon in the French style of Vino en Blanc! Live gypsy music, a casual picnic buffet and lots of wine! All with the breathtaking views of Lake Waconia. Seating is limited!

Experience our World-class Collection of Wines


La Crescent Bottle with Glass

Winner 2019 Governor’s Cup

Best Wine in Minnesota

11th Annual International Cold Climate Wine Competition, August 15, 2019.

The MGGA in partnership with the University of Minnesota Governors’ Cup Winner for Best in Show: Sovereign Estate’s Blue La Crescent

Limited Bottles Available for Purchase
Call us at 952-446-9957 to order!

Visit Us

Pickup Hours
Sun. 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon. Closed
Tue. - Thu. 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri. - Sat. 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sovereign Gift Cards

Order an E-gift card online, or stop in or call the Winery during business hours to pick up or order our physical gift cards. 952-446-9957

Gift cards are perfect for any wine lover and can be used for anything sold at Sovereign Estates, including wine tastings, wine bottles, wine by the glass, bistro menu, special events, gift items, and more! 

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E-Gift cards may be purchased online and delivered directly to your email or to any email address you choose. Click on the button below to make your purchase. Recipients will receive a printable email with a voucher code in the amount of your purchase. E-gift card vouchers can be used at the Winery, to purchase online items, or to purchase Sovereign event tickets.

Physical gift cards with magnetic strip are available in amounts from $25 to $250.

Gift cards may be purchased at the winery with no additional fees. We can mail your gift card to you or the person(s) on your gift list for a $3 service/handling fee per address. These physical cards come with a Sovereign Estate note card and envelope. 

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