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Wines & Cider


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.

Just the Tip – Apple Wine
White/Harralson Apple
This white wine has a very sweet, smooth taste and is made with Haralson apples from out sister company Minnetonka Orchards estate.

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 | 2018 Washington

Painter Creek -21 dessert wine is a tasteful Cabernet featuring smooth, well balanced flavors, a chocolate aroma and taste with a hint of Vanilla and Black Cherry.




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
  • Cidergria Cider
  • Cidosa Cider
  • Ciderita Cider
  •  Orange – limited release*
  • Habanero – limited release*
  • Keepsake – limited release*
  • *Limited quantity – catch ’em before they’re gone!


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