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Welcome to Painter Creek Winery! We are a fine winery located in Minnetrista, Minnesota. 

We will officially be open to the public on Saturday, December 29, 2018! We’re hard at work putting the finishing touches on our facility in preparation for opening day.

At our winery, you’ll find a bit of everything. From vibrant red wines, sweet white wines, crisp apple ciders and dessert wine, there’s something for everyone. Don’t like wine, but along for the ride? We’ll be sure to stock a handful of  local beer for purchase in our tasting room.

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About Us

Located just 25 minutes outside of the Twin Cities, Painter Creek Winery is nestled next to Minnetonka Orchards, a beautiful orchard with over forty rolling acres of apple trees. Enjoy our wines on the front patio on a beautiful day or inside our cozy tasting room. Our team is busy preparing to share our excellent wines with you in our new facility.

Our Wine

Rams Head Marquette 

Red | 2017 Minnesota Cold Climate Grape
A medium-bodied wine with bold fruit flavor. The “Marquette grape” was patented by the University of Minnesota as a hybrid in 2006, said to be the grandson of Pinot Noir and a cousin of Frontenac. The grape finds its name from Jesuit missionary, Pere Marquette, a 17th century explorer in North America. 

Mildred Red Merlot 
Red | 2017 California Grape
With bold, smooth flavor, Painter Creek’s Merlot is a classic red wine. As dark blue-red grape, the name is thought to be derived from the word, “Merle,” which means “blackbird” in French. This wine pairs well with a variety of meals. 

Old Oliver Cabernet Sauvignon 
Red | 2017 California
A drier red, Painter Creek’s Cabernet has a smooth, definite flavor while keeping dry undertones. This wine is a great pairing with meat dishes and aged cheeses. 

Sweet Harvest LaCresent
White | 2017 Minnesota/California Grape
A sweeter white, Painter Creek’s LaCrescent is a white grape varietal developed by the University of Minnesota. Known for its ability to handle winter temperatures of -35 degrees with minor losses, the LaCrescent carries aromas of apricot, peach, citrus and pineapple. 

Anchors Away Chardonnay
White | 2017 California Grape
A crisp white, Painter Creek’s Chardonnay will be sweet, yet smooth. With origins in Eastern France, Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety with neutral, unwavering flavors. Our Chardonnay pairs well with salads, seafood dishes and vegetable pastas. 

Route 26 Frontenac Dessert Wine 
Red | 2017 Minnesota 
Painter Creek’s Route 26 Frontenac is a nice table wine loved by many and known for its sweet flavors and distinct aroma of chocolate and raspberry. This wine is best paired with after-dinner treats. 

We also will have cider and iced cider.

Events

Looking for a place to host your next event? Our event space will open in January of 2019 and is a great location for wedding receptions, graduation parties, corporate events and more.

Painter Creek Event Rental Information

In the meantime, please contact us for more information about hosting an event in our winery space.