about this place

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April - Pre-Season Hours
Sat & Sun 11 - 5:00pm
Sunday Brunch 11 am - 2pm

May - Oct Hours
Thurs 11am - 9pm
Fri - Sat11am - 9pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
Sunday Brunch 11am-2pm

Nov - Dec Hours
Fri - Sat  11am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5 pm
Sunday Brunch 11am-2pm

 
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Did you say "Underground Winery?"

Morgan Creek Vineyards, established in 1993, enjoyed its first vintage season the fall of 1998 and the opening of Minnesota's only underground winery.

The underground earth shelter provides perfect cellar temperature for wine production and aging, and creates an inviting atmosphere for tasting room and gift shop visitors.

Owner/wine maker Georg Marti continues a long tradition of family fermenting adventures.  Over 150 years ago his great-great grandfather August Schell established the August Schell Brewing Company in New Ulm Minnesota, today's second oldest family owned brewery in the U.S.  Georg spent most of his early career working for his father, then president of the brewery.  Following the family’s fermentation legacy, in 1999 Georg and his oldest son Adam pursued wine making studies at Purdue University Heartland Wine School, with focus on Midwest varietals and northern climate wine making techniques.

Today, Morgan Creek Vineyards specializes in growing and producing German, French, and American style wines, including Minnesota cold-hardy varietals. Morgan Creek Vineyards offers a cycle of seasonal events that celebrate the joy of living and the art of fine winemaking.

The vineyards is an agri-tourist culinary destination that promotes through education and events, mutually beneficial relationships based on regionally produced foods and wine. Morgan Creek Vineyards, Minnesota's only underground winery is proud to be a designated Minnesota Green Route Destination and a member of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture "Minnesota Grown" marketing group

     Winter sleigh rides at Morgan Creek Vineyards.

     Winter sleigh rides at Morgan Creek Vineyards.

The Mission

Morgan Creek Vineyards, a regional leader in the Minnesota Farm Winery Industry, produces distinctive national award winning fine wines.  It does so using environmentally and socially sustainable agricultural business practices in place since 1993.

 

The Partners

Morgan Creek Vineyards is proud to partner with people and groups who see things the way we do: That earth has the best stuff, and the closer you get to the source, the better the experience, flavor and fairness. Please visit the following web sites of our partners.

Minnesota Farm Winery Association
Minnesota Grape Growers Association
River Rock Coffee, Saint Peter
Saint Peter Food Coop
Minnesota Green Routes
Twin Cities Slow Food
Edible Twin Cities Local Food Hero
Michael Fields Institute
Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association

The Close-Up
(A short film about what goes on at Morgan Creek Vineyards.)