Reporting Jamie Yuccas
CANNON FALLS, Minn. (WCCO) — If you want to check out Minnesota vineyards, you can do that this weekend while also shopping for art.
It’s at an event just a short drive from the Twin Cities at the in Cannon Falls. The fourth-annual Cannon Falls Wine and Art Festival is taking place at Hannah’s Bend Park this weekend. There will be 15 wineries and nearly 50 artists on display.
Whether the product comes in the form of clay or liquid, they are all from artists. The quiet town of Cannon Falls is about an hour away from the Twin Cities.
It’s worth the drive, and especially this weekend where artists, in the traditional sense and maybe those not as traditional will all head to Hannah’s Bend Park to show off their works.
“A painter will spend a lot of time painting and a potter will spend a lot of time waiting for very small intricate things,” said Connie Revseck. “They all have their little flairs and their little secrets that they can all sit down and enjoy.”
With 15 different wineries from across Minnesota being represented at the event, organizers said they don’t ever want you to put your wine down. You can keep it in your hand as you check out all the art.
Artist Dennis Portz is catering to wine lovers.
“They are giant mugs, some people need a big cup of coffee in the morning they could be used as wine glasses too,” he said.
While Luvy Wrapp will help you with a unique gift, none of his bird houses made of barn wood are the same.
At the Cannon River Winery, they’re bottling new creations, too. Their new honey wine is made with 100 percent Minnesota made honey. To get a glass you’ll have to visit the winery, which is just a mile from this weekend’s event. Or you can taste five of the wineries selections at the festival.
The Cannon Wine and Art Festival is Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. each day.