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Schram Vineyards & Brewery

Schram Vineyards and Brewery

Schram Vineyards and Brewery is a go-to place for fun: bocce ball, bonfires, dancing, yoga in the vineyard, cigar rolling, and painting in the Barrel Room. Minnesota’s first and only winery and brewery. Schram is a favorite among locals and visitors. Schram also has unique venues available for gatherings, parties, events and entertainment opportunities.
Schram calendar of events

The Winery at Sovereign Estate

The Winery at Sovereign Estate

The Winery at Sovereign Estate packs a full calendar of live music and entertainment including Sundays at Sovereign, an annual Grape Jam and Stomp, Harvest Dinner in the Vineyard, and Waconia Wine Festival Weekend. Sovereign offers many unique venues within its estate; including, seasonal patio and gardens, event tents and bistro.
Sovereign calendar of events.

Waconia Brewing Company

Waconia Brewing Company

Waconia Brewing Company, dedicated to making full-flavor, high-quality, well-crafted beer, brews a wide variety of lagers and ales. The Waconia Brewing Taproom favored for it’s warm, easygoing environment features 5 flagship beers as well as ever-changing seasonal selections & limited edition specialty brews. WBC offers a busy ever-changing calendar of events. WBC Calendar

J. Carver Distillery

J. Carver Distillery

J. Carver Distillery is a leader in the new world of artisan distilleries and boozy cocktail ingenuity (Gina Holman, a founding partner, is a bonafide cocktail whisperer). J. Carver is winning awards and growing a loyal following of enthusiastic patrons. Their spirits are distilled and aged in Minnesota barrels at the distillery’s grain-to-glass facility in Waconia. The distillery is a favorite for its friendly staff, contemporary atmosphere, distillery tours, excellent spirits, fun cocktail classes and dinner pairing events. J. Carver calendar for events.

Parley Lake Winery

Parley Lake Winery

Parley Lake Winery A gem in Waconia—Parley Lake Winery is a picturesque boutique winery and vineyard situated in the rolling Waconia hillside on the shore of Parley Lake. Distinguished by more than 40 Gold medals in international competitions, Parley offers the full vine to glass experience. Parley Lake Tasting Room is a favorite seasonal meet and celebrate spot. Be sure to check their calendar.

Carlson’s Llovable Llamas

Carlson’s Llovable Llamas

Carlson’s Llovable Llamas, a llama farm in Waconia, was voted Waconia Patriot Readers’ Choice for Birthday Parties. Owner Rick Carlson was recognized as the 2017 HERO Coalition’s Super Samaritan for going above and beyond to provide a meaningful experience for the youth in Waconia. Rick leads the most popular and successful 4-H llama program in the state and his llamas are beloved by the kids that “rent” them. Rick’sllamas are a local favorite. During Waconia’s Homespun Holidays, he dresses his llamas in reindeer costumes for the tree lighting ceremony. Zorro, one of Rick’s most dapper and suave llamas, was the male star in an eHarmony commercial. Carlson’s Llovable Llama calendar of events.

Island View Golf Club

Island View Golf Club

Island View Golf Club is a challenging 18-hole semi-private golf course just off the shores of Lake Waconia. Island View offers championship golf with some of the most scenic holes in Minnesota. Vandy’s Grille is located within Island View Golf Course and is open to the public. Vandy’s imaginative menu includes many signature menu items that are smoked. Their smoker is running year-round smoking everything from meats to fresh veggies.

Hoppers Bar & Grill

Hoppers Bar & Grill

Hoppers Bar & Grill Enjoy award-winning burgers, wings, soups, lunch specials, weekly specials, pull-tabs to darts, pool and happy hour every day from open till 6pm. Hoppers is a gathering place for you and your friends whenever you feel the need to take a break from your busy day to day life. If its the weekend, stop by and enjoy live entertainment. Check out Hoppers Bar & Grill monthly entertainment schedule.

Garage Bar & Bowl

Garage Bar & Bowl

Garage Bar & Bowl the newly renovated bowling center and bar in Waconia is a show stopper and already a favorite among locals and visitors as a fun date-night and meeting spot. Drinks, delicious food and state-of-the-art bowling. The inspired menu includes smoked wings, cheese curds, poutine, fries, salads, brats, burgers, chicken and pizza.

Emagine Waconia Theatre

Emagine Waconia Theatre

Emagine Waconia Theatre revamped and renovated the Waconia Movie Theater. The new theater is sophisticated—featuring upscale amenities, high-quality big screens, great sound, an expanded food menu that includes hand-crafted pizza, a full-service cocktail bar with an extensive wine list, plenty of soda options and 100 percent reserved seating, featuring luxurious and extra-comfy power recliners.

Lola’s Lakehouse

Lola’s Lakehouse

Lola’s Lakehouse is a lake house—right on Lake Waconia. A favorite all-season destination in Waconia. In the summer—dock your boat and enjoy a meal in the restaurant or on the open-air deck overlooking the lake. In the winter cozy up and watch the activity on the ice. Lola’s is known for their raw bar serving oysters on the half-shell, steaks, burgers, wood-oven pizzas, and a fabulous selection of fresh seafood. Check out Lola’s calendar

Iron Tap

Iron Tap

Iron Tap is a town favorite. Meet friends for a pint or go next door to the Lounge for craft cocktails. The food is great, the atmosphere is fun—you won’t be disappointed!