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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 tastings, picnics and vineyard/winery tours.

July 15th-December 15th

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

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.

Barrel Tasting & Beer Drinking Dinners

Enjoy a barrel tasting or beer drinking and candlelight gourmet Dinner for two in the chandeliered barrel room at the Next Chapter Winery in the rolling hills of New Prague, MN. A presentation in wine making and grape growing will begin the evening while guests enjoy a variety of wine and cheeses, followed by the opening of ten barrels to “thief” from, Fresh garden salad, baked chicken breast stuffed with pears, apples and gouda cheese, vegetarian Penne diavola, variety of specialty breads, desert and great coffee. Guests who don’t drink wine may choose 3 bottles from a selection of Schell’s beers.

Barrel tasting and beer drinking dinners are offered on:

  • March 21, 22, 28, 29
  • April 25
  • May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
  • August 1,2,8,9,15,16,22,23,29,30
  • September 5 &6
  • 7 pm – 9.30 pm. $60 per person

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) & Italian Dinner

Enjoy works of William Shakespeare and Italian gourmet dinner with a wine and beer bar at the Next Chapter Winery in the rolling hills of New Prague, MN.

A little about the play.
“THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) embodies one of comedy’s most essential impulses: the adolescent urge to take a baseball bat to the culturally revered. A mix of pratfalls, puns, willful mis-readings of names and dialogue, clunky female impersonations, clean-cut ribaldry, and broad burlesque. The gung-ho vitality is impossible to resist. The conversion of the histories into a football game is very funny. So is a rap version of OTHELLO. HAMLET truly soars and allows the actors to come into their own as manic clowns. At its giddiest, its tone recalls the fabled Bullwinkle cartoon shows.”
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“This irreverent deconstruction of Shakepeare’s work makes a dilly of poor Willy. A fantasia of zany energy that throws together Monty Python-ish drag and Mel Brook-ish anything-for-a-​laugh gags.”
Michael Musto, New York Daily News.

  • Check out the calendar for upcoming events.

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 lunch.

  • June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27
  • $50 per person includes lunch and two glasses of wine

Harvest Time

September is harvest time. We meet under the tent at 10 am before heading out to a lush and thriving vineyard. We drop the ripe clusters of grapes into lugs under the vines, while sitting comfortably on buckets with cushions. Lunch with wine (of course), a wine making demonstration, grape stomp.

  • September 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28,
  • October 3, 4, 5
  • $50 per person includes lunch and two glasses of wine

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 two glasses of wine of their choice and a variety of cheeses and chocolates.
Cost $59 per couple (a value $120). This also includes painting supplies, canvas, instructors. Guests will return home with their paintings.

  • August 5,6,10,12,14,19,20,24,26,28

E-mail preferred dates to Space is limited. In the past all these experiences have been sold out. We will honor the discounted price for any social site at the end of the evening.