The Winery at Sovereign Estate

Inviting. Elegant. Charming. Sovereign Estate Winery, a scenic forty-minute drive from Minneapolis, is a warm and welcoming Waconia escape from the urban everyday. Resting on fifty acres, Sovereign Estate Winery enjoys pastoral views decorated with romantic rolling vineyards and breathtaking lake scenery. Guests enjoy the outdoor novelties of enchanting gardens, quaint wooded trails and playful rustic fire pits. A haven for wine aficionados and foodies alike, Sovereign Estate Winery boasts award-winning vintages to please all palates. This wine-centric ambiance, complemented by imaginative D’Amico Catering cuisine, results in a sophisticated and unique event experience that touches all senses from the visual to gustatory. Experience a behind-the-scenes look into the world of wine and vineyard cultivation with a tour of the vineyard, “Meet the Winemaker” session or 5-course food and wine pairing.

Versatile and accommodating, Sovereign offers a newly renovated gazebo and patio bar for quaint celebrations, European-style tasting and private room for casual indoor events up to 50 people and a stunning white tent reception ideal for corporate retreats and romantic weddings for larger parties of 250.




$750 – $7,500


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18 thoughts on “The Winery at Sovereign Estate

  • Jason

    13, November,2016 4 years ago

    Above & Beyond

    D’Amico catering did an awesome job across the board. We worked with Anne Bohnsack, who was very helpful as we planned our event the way we wanted it to go. The food was delicious and the event went exactly the way we wanted to. We had a last-minute issue with some of the logistics, and D’Amico (and Anne) went the extra mile to make things work.

    D’Amico added a special touch to the actual event – our dance floor was right next to the head table, so to make more space they pulled the tables apart and put them away. We didn’t ask them to do it – it was all their initiative, and emblematic of the way they went above and beyond so that we could have an amazing wedding reception.

  • Wendy

    25, August,2016 4 years ago

    Wonderful Celebration!

    I just wanted to send a thank you for a wonderful celebration of my son’s wedding. The rehearsal dinner went so well. Many of the guests commented on how delicious the food was, how beautiful the venue was, and some even said it was the best groom’s dinner they had ever been to! Everything went smoothly and the rooms looked so beautiful. Ross was incredibly helpful and courteous in guiding us during the evening and understanding when we wanted to change the schedule a bit. Please thank him for us.

    I am so incredibly grateful I decided to host the occasion at the Metropolitan. It was a smashing success and you were a huge part of making a memorable occasion happen on our behalf. So Thank you again very much!

    Have a great day.
    Wendy S

  • Allison

    20, July,2016 4 years ago

    Everything Was Wonderful!

    Dear Bethany and Patrick,

    Kent and I want you to know how happy and appreciative we are about Alison and Tim’s wedding reception at the MHC.
    It was all we wanted it to be. The venue itself was lovely, set-up perfect, and the food was exceptional. Many of our guests commented on specific dishes – I had the beef and it was fabulous. ( there were many foodies present.) Thank you for helping us choose the right menu. Many thanks to the head Chef!

    The servers were outstanding as well. Their timing, attention to guests, and efficiency couldn’t have been better. I especially want to thank the head of the team.

    So we all had a wonderful evening. We know there is a lot going on behind the scenes. We are grateful for everyone who made the celebration so successful .

    Dee Ann

  • Jerry

    08, July,2016 4 years ago


    The event was ,from the parent of the groom’s perspective, nothing short of fantastic. Well done!

    Jerry H

  • Tracy

    07, July,2016 4 years ago

    Absolutely Perfect!

    Hi Amy –
    Everything was absolutely perfect!!! I couldn’t have planned for it to go any better than it did. I am extremely grateful for all of your help along the way, you made planning from 3900 miles away so simple! It was great to get some food packed up and sent home with us and Ben (was that his name?) was so absolutely attentive and on top of everything!! I am so truly grateful and will for sure fill out your survey that accounting sent along.

    Thanks again –


  • Stephani

    13, June,2016 4 years ago

    Food Excellent - Venue Elegant

    Good Morning Christy,

    Thanks for checking in with us. Your staff was just great all night long. Audrey was so helpful and kind. She was a complete pleasure to work with and I cannot complement her enough for all she did for us. The food was fantastic, I heard multiple times that it was the best food that guests had ever had at a wedding. Venue was elegant and all guests had a brilliant night. Thank you for all your help on this. You and your staffs hard work made it a truly memorable evening. You have won over 2 little salespersons that will recommend you to anyone we encounter.

    Thanks again.

  • Timothy

    18, January,2016 4 years ago

    The Best!

    Last Saturday night, you catered my daughter’s wedding reception at Aria in downtown Minneapolis. I just wanted to say again how great all of you were. From the tasting to the final clean-up all of your staff were nothing but the best! We have received nothing but the highest compliments on the quality and taste of the food. If I ever host another catered event, I know who I am hiring.

    My man thanks!

  • Theresa and Brenda

    11, January,2016 5 years ago

    Incredible Night!

    Happy New Year!

    We are back from our honeymoon, which was amazing, and wanted to get in touch. We had an incredible night at Mill City and everything and everyone was perfect. All of the guests commented on how delicious the food was. We noticed how smoothly the staff coordinated the evening, it was flawless. The staff were kind and helpful and helped make it successful. Thank you for all your time and effort and expertise. You made this process easy and enjoyable. We would recommend the museum to anyone.

    We hope your holidays were good and that you’re doing well.
    All the best,
    Theresa and Brenda

  • Sarah

    02, December,2015 5 years ago

    Wonderful Stress-Free Experience


    I want to thank you for everything you did to help make our wedding day so amazing! Truly, every detail was perfect – from the breakfast, to the lunch, ceremony and reception – and things ran so smoothly. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the CBC was and how perfect the layout was for our wedding. Everyone working that day ensured things went seamlessly. It was such a wonderful, stress-free experience, and we are so grateful to you and your team for making it happen!

    Thank you for everything!

    – Sarah

  • Joanne

    16, November,2015 5 years ago


    Allison, what can I say? You and your staff were terrific to work with. You really know how to do events well. We received numerous comments on the venue. Everyone asked how we found it? So, Elizabeth, great job.

    Ann, the same to you and your staff. They were so awesome with clean-up and the boxing up of left over desserts, etc. Everyone raved about the food. I am guessing the bartenders are also a part of your staff. Thank them as well. They were wonderful to work with as well.

    I will strongly suggest you to anyone who is planning a Twin Cities wedding. You are top notch. I have been told from a fellow Twin Citiean that was the best wedding she has experienced. So..Hats off to you.


  • Emily

    12, November,2015 5 years ago

    Best Wedding Day!

    Hi Amy,

    Thank you so much for your kind wishes – we are so enjoying our first weeks of marriage! We absolutely had the best wedding day. Everything flowed so smoothly and was so much fun. I’m so grateful to your staff for being so great – everyone was so pleasant, so helpful, and really helped ensured the night was enjoyable for everyone. The food was delicious – Steve, my parents, and I have each had several guests comment to us (unsolicited) that their meals were the best they’ve ever had at a wedding. Thank you so much!

    Thank you again for all your help to make our wedding day so memorable, we are so appreciative!



  • Marisa

    26, October,2015 5 years ago

    Flawless Event!

    Hi Rhea!

    We are relaxing quite a bit as we are in Napa for our honeymoon! It’s like a kid in a candy shop with all of these beautiful vineyards!

    Thank you so much for you and your teams help! It was a flawless event and everyone was so happy! Thanks to your team and Meredith really ensuring that every detail didn’t go unseen! We had feedback from several of our guests that the food was the best wedding food they have experienced and that the cake was out of this world! I probably heard that from about 25 of my guests plus I know florian and my parents also heard the same! Great to job to everyone. My only regret is that my guests were having so much fun the entire evening that Florian and I totally missed one of the leberkasse sandwiches! We saw them in a distance though and they looked great! Thank you again for everything!


  • Wendy

    01, October,2015 5 years ago

    Still Talking About Diner and Dessert

    This is a little delayed but reading the article this morning in the Pioneer Press about Randee Zarth, from D’Amico catering, gave me the nudge to write to say that our family and friends are still talking about the dinner and dessert they had at Elliot and Lydia’s wedding on Sept. 6. Please pass on our groans of delight to those that prepared the meal – every bite was so delicious!!

    And the venue was wonderful too, It was amazing how fast you set up the reception after the wedding. Everything ran so smoothly and the staff were so helpful too. I’m so glad we could celebrate our son’s wedding at IMS – a perfect location for a celebration!

    Thank you,

  • Alexis

    28, September,2015 5 years ago


    Good morning!

    The wedding went so perfectly, I cannot gush over the staff enough! Everyone was so wonderful and kept the night running smoothly. Joe and I felt like we didn’t have to worry about a single thing and that is a priceless feeling the night of your wedding. We got so many compliments on the setting and the food, my uncle said it was the best food he has ever had at a wedding and he has hosted a few weddings himself! All of the staff that was there that night were great to us and we could not be more thankful.

    Thank you for all of your help,

  • Max

    28, September,2015 5 years ago



    I hope you had a great weekend, and got to enjoy the weather!

    I wanted to shoot you an email, and let you know that we had an AMAZING time! The wedding was perfect, everything from the setup to the location to the attentive staff provided. It was all wonderful! We really appreciate you taking the time in the last days before the wedding to deal with guest changes and seating arrangements. I know such close changes can be stressful, but we are grateful that you provided outstanding customer service to us! Thanks again Katie!

    I applaude all your staff for being so great and hospitable not only to me and my bride, but to each and every single guest!

    Just a few quick notes:

    A BIG thank you to Jason for not telling me no when it came to food selection! And making sure we got that apple salad and the hangar steak! It was a big deal for me to have the food I wanted, and that I knew people that were special to me had loved in the past, and Jason made that happen with a smile on his face, and we appreciate that sincerely. Thank You

    The bartender, I forget his name right now, but wonderful. I know all your staff is attentive, well trained and great at what they do, but I bring up the bartender because about 3/4 of the way through the night, I was approached by the bartender and made aware of a person who was not a guest at the wedding, that was standing around on the terrace. Turns out it was just a ride for a guest, but the fact that he even took the time and was aware enough of the party and the people there, to notice and tell me this was great!

    Also, I am forgetting her name, but might have been attendant to Tom, or another wedding there that night. Dark hair, late 20’s early 30’s maybe. Rachel maybe? Well, either way, there was a loose tile at the bottom of the stairs on the Terrace and she was very quick to solve the issue with a beautiful table and flower arrangement set upon it. We really appreciated that!

    Oh, and Tom, lets talk about Tom. I have been to quite a few events and probably worked at more, and Tom was up there with the best I have seen. He was attentive, gracious, and fast. He made sure that everything was going just as we wanted, with no break in his composure throughout the night. He literally handled EVERYTHING and every request that we could have possibly needed! This was great to see and helped in the transition from a good night to a great night! An all around applause to Tom is a must!

    Thank you again to you, and all the D’amico and Walker staff for making this an amazing, and unforgettable day!

    Best Regards,

    Max L

  • Sarah

    28, September,2015 5 years ago

    We Had A Great Time!


    The wedding day went flawlessly. We had a great time and our guests were raving about the space and the food. We couldn’t be happier with the way the reception turned out. Our parents were especially appreciative of how organized and professional everyone was. It was truly impressive.

    Thanks for making it so easy for us and for your patience working with us remotely.

    Sarah and Ryan

  • Molly

    27, April,2015 5 years ago



    First and foremost the evening was fantastic! The food was excellent and the service impeccable. My compliments to all involved…flawless!

    We had a blast and it’s hard to believe it’s over.

    Again, Jessica thank you so much for everything. Kudos to Rick and all of the staff on a fantastic dinner, etc…

  • Customer

    11, December,2014 6 years ago

    Customer Review

    The food is beautiful and delicious. Food and hospitality is important to us so we invested in the caterer. It was worth it. In addition to the choice and quality of food, the event coordinators for the caterer were great. The woman we started with left the job mid-way through and the new person picked up and didn’t miss a beat. They were very responsive and helpful. The staff who worked the event did a great job too. We got off-schedule a little but they just adjusted.
    Was helpful that the venue and the caterer were one package. Also got the cake (delicious) from them which just meant fewer people to deal with and fewer decisions to make.


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