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. Beer and wine available for purchase the entire evening by the bottle or the glass.
- October 31st and November 1st at 7:00PM
- $60 per person, or $25 with deal.
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, 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 15th, 22nd, 25th, and 29th and November 5th, 12th, and 19th.
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
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.