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November 14th, 2016

Craft Beverages #OnlyinMN Explore Minnesota

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KXSMswNwv0



May 14th, 2015

Best Minnesota Winery-Chankaska Creek-2015 Best of MN Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/best-minnesota-winery-chankaska-creek/303442071/



January 29th, 2015

Xcel Energy Center and Minnesota Wild now serving Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery and Du Nord craft spirits NHL.com

https://www.nhl.com/wild/news/xcel-energy-center-and-minnesota-wild-now-serving-chankaska-creek-ranch-and-winery-and-du-nord-craft-spirits/c-750919



November 22nd, 2014

Local Winery Makes Special Holiday Deliveries KEYC

http://www.keyc.com/story/27689701/local-winery-makes-special-holiday-deliveries



November 13th, 2014

Culinary Students Take Class To Chankaska KEYC

http://www.keyc.com/story/27382186/culinary-arts-students-take-class-to-chankaska



November 7th, 2014

South Central College Culinary Students Host Savor Event At Chankaska Winery Mankato Free Press

http://www.mankatofreepress.com/news/local_news/scc-culinary-arts-students-invite-residents-to-savor/article_f6b7e508-697b-55ca-97fd-d57f913c64d5.html



September 11th, 2014

Long Harvest Tradition Celebrated By Local Winery | Blessing The First Fruits Of Harvest 2014 KEYC

http://www.keyc.com/story/26510106/long-tradition-ripened-at-local-winery



June 24th, 2014

Minnesota Wineries Ranked By Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal 2013 Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/subscriber-only/2014/06/27/wineries.html



February 25th, 2014

Napa Vintner All In For Cold Weather Wine Spectator

http://www.winespectator.com/blogs/show/id/49635



July 9th, 2013

General Manager, Jane Schwickert, On Ask The Manager, A Mediacom Production

https://vimeo.com/71456990



July 5th, 2013

Chankaska Creek Ranch And Winery Makes Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal's Top 25 Minnesota Wineries List Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/subscriber-only/2013/07/05/top-25-wineries.html



May 24th, 2012

Chankaska Creek Ranch And Winery Is Open For Business KEYC

http://www.keyc.com/story/18620080/chankaska-creek-ranch-and-winery-is-open-for-business



May 22nd, 2012

New Minnesota Winery Is Latest Addition To Expanding Industry KARE11

KASOTA, Minn. - It is not just the grapes at the state's newest winery that are rooted in Minnesota. Janna Schatz is a 2001 Graduate of Crookston high school who worked in the wine industries in Washington and New Zealand. Then Schatz got a surprise. "I would never have thought I'd be back in Minnesota for wine." Schatz is now the general manager of the Chankska winery in Kasota, the latest addition to a burgeoning Minnesota wine business.

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=976773



May 20th, 2012

Wine Country Comes To Rural St. Peter. Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery Open For Business. Mankato Free Press

KASOTA, Minn. - After watching the first grapevines planted three years ago, Kent Schwickert spent the weekend welcoming customers for the first time to Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery near St. Peter. Schwickert, who owns the winery with a group of investors, had a few large, private events at the winery earlier to give staff a chance to train in before opening to the public.

http://mankatofreepress.com/local/x1647280496/Wine-country-comes-to-rural-St-Peter



May 8th, 2012

Gold At The Riverside International Wine Competition! Three Chankaska Wines Win Awards.

KASOTA, Minn. - Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery’s premium white blend, Petite Colline, was awarded a gold medal at the prestigious Riverside International Wine Competition in Riverside, California, earlier this month. Winemaker Drew Horton comments, “The Petite Colline has always been one of my favorites; I felt it was a very special wine from the start, especially for one of my very first efforts here.” Horton adds, “this award reflects my belief that our “Petite Colline” Vineyard is truly special and can produce world-class wines.”

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March 7th, 2012

Minnesota's Newest Winery Coming Of Age St. Peter Herald

Just like the product it will eventually put on the store shelves and on the menu at various restaurants, the business side of Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery requires just a bit more aging before its owners will finally reap the fruits of their labor. Minnesota’s newest winery, located just east of Kasota, is scheduled to roll out its first product at its new winery building and retail store in mid-to-late May. This roll out will mark the culmination of years of planning and labor but will mark the launching point of Chankaska Creek label.

http://www.stpeterherald.com/content/minnesota%E2%80%99s-newest-winery-coming-age



March 3rd, 2012

Chankaska Creek Part Of Growing Minnesota Wine Business KEYC

KASOTA, Minn. - When you think of wine country, Minnesota may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But thanks to the University of Minnesota's work on cold hardy grapes, more wineries are popping up across the state. Minnesota weather may not be the easiest for growing grapes for wine. Chankaska Creek Winemaker Drew Horton says, "The weather can do strange things to you, you can loose a good portion of your crop if a bad wine or rain event happens."

http://www.keyc.com/story/17129379/chankaska-winery-soon-to-open



February 16th, 2012

Chankaska Creek Bottles It's First Wines Mankato Free Press

KASOTA, Minn. - They will sell no wine at this time. But there are 16,000 bottles waiting for when Chankaska Creek Winery opens its doors in May. “To see these wines is very, very satisfying. I’m really pleased with the results,” said winemaker Drew Horton who was overseeing the first bottling at the winery off Highway 22 near St. Peter.

http://www.mankatofreepress.com/news/local_news/video-chankaska-creek-bottles-first-wines/article_21d5628d-97e8-58a6-b618-df7124c7b8af.html



November 5th, 2010

Chankaska Creek Ranch And Winery Breaks Ground On Main Building

Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery broke ground this fall on the winery’s main building. The four-building, 25-acre site located next to the Chankaska Creek off Highway 22 between Mankato and Kasota has nine fully-planted acres of 3,900 vines.

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May 16th, 2009

Vineyard Coming Together Mankato Free Press

KASOTA, Minn. - Good wines — and the vineyards they come from — can’t be rushed. But this spring, businessman Kent Schwickert is at least able to see a vineyard taking shape. “It’s nice to get some plants in the ground,” said Schwickert as he and others planted rows and rows of small grape vines on rolling hills just off Highway 22 between Mankato and St. Peter. The site, around the former Country Pub, is being converted to Chankaska Creek Ranch winery and vineyard, named for the creek that flows through the property.

http://www.mankatofreepress.com/news/local_news/vineyard-coming-together/article_80e53dfa-7357-5d9d-85a0-09123f89e378.html