Parley Lake Winery

Parley Lake Winery in Waconia offers wines made 100 percent from cold climate grapes.

Parley Lake Winery in Waconia received a gold medal, three silver medals and three bronze medals at the 13th annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) campus in Ankeny, Iowa.

“Mid-American wines continue to impress veteran wine judges,” stated Bob Foster, director of the Mid-American Wine Competition, in a press release. “We saw some high-quality and affordable wines unique to this region.”

The competition was held July 12-14 and included wines from 13 Midwestern states. Veteran wine judges from throughout the United States awarded 78 gold medals, 191 silver medals and 107 bronze medals.

Full results can be found at

Community Editor

Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.


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