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.
0 acre estate is situated between three lakes – Lake Ellen, Green Lake, and Lake Martha. The lakes, combined with the area’s gentle 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.
WineHaven is recognized as one of the top award
winning wineries in the Upper Midwest, having won more than 200 awards for winemaking excellence in New York and California wine competitions during the past 10 years. Our wines have been featured in Wine Spectator magazine, USA Today called WineHaven a “Notable Producer”, and WineHaven’s popular Stinger Honeywine was selected as a “top pick” by national wine writer Andrea Robinson.