Wines & Cider

WINES

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.

-21 Degree Cabernet Sauvignon Dessert Wine
Red | Release February 21, 2019
Stop by on February 21 or after for a tasting or bottle of this new wine.

Minnetonka Orchards Apple Wine
Coming soon! | Anticipated Release April 1, 2019

LIMITED RELEASE WINES 

These wines are in limited quantity – catch them in our tasting room before they’re gone!

  • Mulled Wine. This warm wine is made from Painter Creek’s Marquette Red, with added tastes of cinnamon, honey, oranges and clove. Great for a chilly day!
  • Specialty Mimosa. This sparking drink is made from carbonated Painter Creek Anchors Away Chardonnay, with a splash of orange, pineapple and cranberry. 

CIDER

We have a variety of cider to choose from. Here is a sampling of what might be available in our tasting room when you visit: 

  • Farm Cider
  • Hopper – limited release*
  • Hazy Apple – limited release*
  • Oaklish – limited release*
  • Cidergria Cider  – limited release*
  • Cidosa Cider  – limited release*
  • Ciderita Cider – limited release*

*Limited quantity – catch ’em before they’re gone!

NON-ALCOHOLIC

Painter Creek Winery & Cidery stocks juice, 1919 Root Beer and non-alcoholic cider (and water, of course) for purchase.