The Waconia Wine Triangle: How a Twin Cities suburb became a hotbed for cold-climate wines

As a thunderstorm rolls across the prairie, Ben Banks rests a finished bottle flat and deftly hand-labels his new vintage release. Disturbing the zen of the moment, he looks up to give me a warm handshake. Banks leads the winemaking at Sovereign Estate, his family‚Äôs winery established in 2008 on the north shore of Lake … Continue reading The Waconia Wine Triangle: How a Twin Cities suburb became a hotbed for cold-climate wines