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Crow River Winery

Address
14848 Highway 7 East
Hutchinson, MN 55350
United States
Tasting Charge: 
Yes

Winery Features

Established:
2004
Winemaker: 
Nic Bacon
Owners: 
Val McBrady
Mike McBrady
Open to the public year round Mon - Wed: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thurs: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri - Sat: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sun: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
The Crow River Winery and vineyards is one of the premiere Minnesota Farm Wineries, located 2 miles east of Hutchinson, Minnesota, in the middle of the Crow River Watershed on the edge of the great Minnesota prairie region.
Story

Since we began our project in 2004, the Crow River Winery staff has nurtured four vineyards near Hutchinson, growing Minnesota Cold Climate grapes. We practice sustainable agriculture while growing grapes and hard neck garlic and keeping bees.

Locals and visitors have adopted the winery as a favorite venue for celebrations. It has beautiful facilities for weddings, anniversary parties, corporate events, fundraisers and all types of community revelry. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Terroir can be defined as the mystical melding of light, water, soil, air and the human touch. It is a definition that is often used by vintners. The simple fact is that you must have a world class grapevine to produce a world class grapes for winemaking. When it comes to grapes it is their source, the land, which matters most.

Both Valerie and Mike, proprietors of Crow River Winery, grew up on farms near Hutchinson. We still have those farms and now practice sustainable farming on them, growing grapes, hard neck garlic and keeping bees. In keeping with Minnesota’s history and heritage, we raise Minnesota Cold Climate grapes. Our family has made it our life’s work to maintain these special places and our farm and to nurture these special regional vines.

We respect nature and are committed to the labor, expense, and stewardship of the land as we coax vines to wines. We are confident that when the wine is ready, you will taste the difference.

Ultimately, the wine’s distinct personality will reflect its source: our dedicated care along with that distinctive Crow River Winery Terroir.