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Sovereign Estate

Open Now: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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"Italian Wedding"

This was a special event hosted by the winery. Mario's of Watertown catered the event with many of... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Daniel H
Beautiful Winery

We visited Sovereign Estate as a group. The grounds are beautiful, amazing wines and great staff... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
diane s
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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Sovereign Estate is a family owned winery and vineyard located on the North Shore of Lake Waconia. Producing award winning European styled wines and serving bistro foods in the Tasting Room. The Willow Room hosts fine dining at the Friday Night...more
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9950 N Shore Rd, Waconia, MN 55387-9503
+1 952-446-9957
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

This was a special event hosted by the winery. Mario's of Watertown catered the event with many of his homemade/family recipe dishes. The menu was very complete and delicious, with ample dessert dishes on side tables. Strong vocal music was provided in the style of...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

We visited Sovereign Estate as a group. The grounds are beautiful, amazing wines and great staff. It was very busy, so even with a group tasting and being there on a Saturday afternoon, it took some time to purchase a glass of wine. Sveta did...More

Thank diane s
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

I have visited many of Minnesota’s wineries... this is easily one of the best. The grounds and views over the lake are spectacular. Plenty of seating and outdoor space to accommodate large crowds. Great wine selection. Worth the drive out of the city!

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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon this place while Sunday cruising in Waconia. Super cute. Lovely gardens - some live music. We had just missed a classic car gathering. Much to my husbands disappointment. We tasted 5 wines. $10 a person (no, you don’t get...More

Thank kdg42017
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Sovereign Estates offers plenty of outdoor seating at several patio areas with limited standing around two bar areas indoor. Musicians were setting up while we were there doing a wine tasting ($10 for five wines of your choice). I loved the large fountain. Dogs were...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

This venue is beautiful for concerts! The pavilion is beautiful....the staff, the food, the wine🍷....fabulous. Everyone feels like family. There are several national act concerts coming up through the fall and I will be there! I highly recommend this venue!!!

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We visited the vineyard on a Sunday afternoon. There was live music and nice seating outside on the patio (shaded and unshaded). We had a flight of wine with the cheese platter, which was delicious. Service was quick and friendly. Definitely recommend this place if...More

Thank angies25
Teresa S, Owner at Sovereign Estate, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thank you for visiting! Please visit our website and sign up for our newsletters that list upcoming events and performers.Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

What a perfect afternoon! Enjoying some of Minnesota's best wines and homemade paella on the patio...great weather and entertainment as well.

Thank Ted B
Reviewed April 10, 2018

So many good memories...a glass of great wine with my daughter on the patio while biking the Dakota trail on a nice summer day. A sophisticated yet casual summer wedding with excellent food and dancing to an excellent band. A night of food, wine, music...More

Thank froedad
Reviewed October 26, 2017

I call Sovereign Estate my cabin. I love to go here on Sunday afternoons as it offers the perfect ending to my weekend! The Savaryn family are always around and make you feel very welcomed! The view of the vineyards while overlooking Lake Waconia is...More

Thank Wendy W
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December 5, 2017|
Response from SunnyDay1 |
No you do not need to be there at 4:30 you can go anytime before nine. To be honest you can get to the whole thing in an hour easy.The mulled wine and the hot chocolate and adult hot chocolate are crazily over priced. Its... More
August 3, 2017|
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Response from kwakaruk | Reviewed this property |
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March 5, 2017|
Response from Teresa S | Property representative |
Hi there Jenny! Reserved tastings can take 45 minutes - to 1 hour or longer depending on how many people in the group and whether or not they want to tour wine making area.