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Activities and Experiences

We offer a variety of unique and memorable experiences at The Next Chapter Winery.


We are open for complimentary tastings, picnics, and vineyard/winery tours.  Pizzeria 201 will deliver food at no extra charge if you’d like to spend the evening sipping wine on the porch or in the barrel room.

Thursday 1pm – 7pm
Friday 1pm – 7pm
Saturday 1pm – 7pm
Sunday 1pm – 7pm

Halloween Dinner at the Haunted Winery

With the wind howling and the moon eerily shining, sip a complimentary taste of Dracula’s drink of choice (red wine, of course, or any other wine you’d like to try), nibble on cheese and chocolate, and devour a Halloween-themed meal from Pizzeria 201, which includes Cemetery Greens w/ Salad Dressing, Beef Short Ribs w/ Eyeballs & Blood Gravy, Mashed Baby Red Potatoes, Witches Fingers, and Pumpkin Stack Cake.

  • October 31st and November 1st at 7:00PM
  • Beer and wine available for purchase the entire evening by the bottle or the glass.
  • $60 per person, or $25 with deal.

Thanksgiving/Harvest Dinner

With family and friends, celebrate and give thanks for the harvest and for a wonderful Minnesota summer and fall at The Next Chapter Winery.  As you sip on a complimentary glass of wine or beer, relish the time spent with loved ones, time that doesn’t end with a house to clean and dishes to wash.  Pizzeria 201 will provide a comforting harvest meal for you to enjoy during this relaxing and warm evening at the winery.  If you’re up to it, take an evening stroll through the dormant vineyard and rustic barn or cozy up with a blanket next to the fire pit.   We look forward to sharing this evening of thanks with you!

  • November 28th and 29th from 6:30-9:00
  • $28 for adults; $22 for children (under 21)

Barrel Tasting with Gourmet Meal

Enjoy a barrel tasting and candlelight gourmet dinner. A presentation in wine making and grape growing will begin the evening while guests enjoy a free glass of wine, chocolate, and cheeses, followed by the opening  of five barrels to “thief” from.  A gourmet meal is then served, courtesy of Pizzeria 201.  A selection of Schell’s beers and wine is available all evening for purchase.

Barrel tasting dinners are offered on:

  • November 7th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd.
  • 7 pm – 9.30 pm. $60 per person or $29 per person with the Living Social Deal.

Hunter’s Widow Ladies’ Night Out

While the boys are away, let the ladies play! Enjoy wine, friends, and a free market at The Next Chapter Winery.  Vendors such as Thirty-One, Mary Kay, Nerium, It Works, Author Therese Dotray-Tulloch, Jammazing, and Pure Romance will be at the winery for your perusal. Live music by Erin and Madison will make the afternoon one to remember.  After the market, you are more than welcome to attend the Barrel-Tasting Dinner–just please make your reservations in advance. No reservations are needed for the free market. We look forward to having you!

  • November 15th, 3:30-5:30
  • Attendance is Free

Paint & Sip Experience

Spend an evening in the chandeliered barrel room of the Next Chapter Winery in the rolling hills of New Prague, MN. Professional painting instructors in acrylic will provide canvases, painting supplies and instruction while guest enjoy a complimentary wine tasting and chocolate.  Dinner or appetizers from Pizzeria 201 available for purchase.
Cost is $25 per person. This also includes painting supplies, canvas, instructors. Guests will return home with their paintings.

  • October 25th, and 29th, November 5th, 12th, and 19th, and December 3rd, 10th, 13th, 17th, and 20th.
  • 6pm-8pm

Dine in the Vines

Rolling hills, 3,000 hearty vines, and a gourmet feast await at Next Chapter Winery. Since 2007, our cold-climate vineyard has been crafting barrel-aged wines. Now you have a chance to sample them for yourself during this unforgettable dining experience.

  • $60 for admission for one to a lunch in the vineyard with wine barrel tasting
  • Reservations are available on October 10, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26 for lunch at 11 a.m.
  • Enjoy a lunch featuring a fresh garden salad; baked chicken breast stuffed with pears, apples, and gouda cheese, specialty breads, dessert, and more.
  • Afternoon also includes a wine-making demonstration and talk on vineyard management
  • Cranberry, Apple, Muzungu, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc wines available

Vine Training, Shoot Thinning & More

In June, we have vine training, shoot thinning, cluster thinning and leaf pulling in the morning before the barrel tasting and gourmet lunch from Pizzeria 201 in Montgomery.  This relaxing experience truly brings you in touch with nature and gives you a better idea what goes into the making of the delicious nectar of the gods that we call wine.

  • $50 per person includes lunch and two glasses of wine

Vine Pruning

In March, the vine pruning commences. We begin at 10.00 a.m. with small groups, heading out to the vineyard to sculpture the vines for the growing season. We conduct a barrel tasting before a lunch of gourmet pizza from Pizzeria 201.  This experience is for the adventurous folks who want to see the nitty gritty work it takes to make a delicious bottle of wine.


For reservations, visit our Reservations Calendar. Space is limited. In the past all these experiences have been sold out. We will honor the discounted price for any social site.