Welcome to Winehaven Winery and Vineyard
Founded as Chisago County's first estate winery in 1995, Winehaven has become a cornerstone of Minnesota winemaking, producing highly acclaimed wines that capture the distinctive flavors of its vineyards and region. The Peterson family represents four generations of stewardship to the land and five distinct vineyards in the Chisago Lakes Area.
Winehaven’s 50 acre estate is situated between three lakes. The lakes, combined with the area’s southerly-sloping hillsides, provide natural protection for the delicate grapevine varieties. As a result, the fruit is able to ripen later in the season and the vines are protected from the north winds during winter storms.
The Peterson family has a commitment to producing the highest quality wines from locally grown ingredients. We use time-honored techniques like small barrel fermentation, and invest in state-of-the-art-equipment like European presses and temperature controlled fermentation vessels. The result is a complete collection of honey, fruit and grape wines of uncompromising quality.
For all of us who put so much of ourselves into Winehaven, it's more than our work - it's our home. That's how we try to welcome you - as a guest in a home we love, and are eager for you to love, too. We are proud of our unique array of wines, some of which are from grape varieties that are not grown elsewhere in the world. We are honored to introduce you to our wines while sharing the panoramic views of the lakes and hillside vineyards where our family continues to live, work and play.