World Class at Sovereign Estate Winery in Waconia

A Q&A with Terri Savaryn, owner at Sovereign Estate…

Terri Savaryn, Owner at Sovereign Estate pouring during the summer Waconia Wine Fest.
Terri Savaryn, Owner at Sovereign Estate pouring during the summer Waconia Wine Fest.

MN-UN: How did you come up with the name “Sovereign” for your winery?
TS: “Sovereign” is the English version of our Ukrainian sir name (Savaryn)

MN-UN: Why did you get into wine-making?
TS: We have the most select site for a vineyard, and a passion for wine and food.

MN-UN: What’s something about Sovereign Estate that you’d like the readers of Minnesota Uncorked to know?
TS: After planting our first vineyard,  I became the Director of Marketing for the Minnesota Grape Growers Association and served for 6 years. Sovereign Estates has been an influential leader in the emerging industry and strives to make the finest wines in Minnesota.

MN-UN: Of the wines you produce, which is your favorite & why?
TS: Our Marquette is a world class wine. Enough said.

MN-UN: Tell us about a unique cider or related product you have?
TS: We have started to carbonate some of our wines in stainless barrels. They are fantastic!
We also produce a line of food products that we developed to pair with our wines or to be used in cooking: a Secret Seasoning Mix, an Incredible Cheese Spread, Fig and Plum Jams and Imported Italian Olive Oil.
We also carry original scented candles.

Image Credit: Sovereign Estate Winery
Image Credit: Sovereign Estate Winery

MN-UN: What is your favorite  gift/gadget to give, or receive?
TS: We have the local high school make custom wooden wine caddies that hold two wine stems on a yoke that fits over the neck of the wine bottle. You can find them here!

MN-UN: Sovereign Estate Winery is open through out the winter, with a number of fantastic upcoming events:
DEC 10 2016 -A Madrigal Feast Food and Wine Dinner with carolers from the Waconia Chamber Choir
DEC 17,18 2016 Winter Wassail Weekend featuring a tour of all three Waconia Wineries in “Waconia Wine Country
FEB 10 2016 Romantic Dinner for 2
FEB 12 2016 Mother Daughter Victorian Valentine Tea and Wine Tasting”

 

You can visit Sovereign Estate Winery at 9950 N Shore Rd, Waconia, MN or online at sovereignestatewine.com.

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Lauren Voigt

Lauren launched Minnesota Uncorked™ to nurture a community uniquely for Minnesota's wine culture — encouraging exploration of wine, of Minnesota, and of Minnesota wine. She is WSET Certified Level III (Distinction), and a Certified Wine Professional (CWP) through Saint Paul College. When she's not masquerading as a wine writer on the internet, Lauren earns her keep as a marketing specialist in the wine industry. Lauren can be reached at lauren@mnuncorked.com.

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