Glacial Ridge Winery opened August 2007. We’re located on Hwy 23 just 15 minutes North of Willmar, MN betweenSpicer, MN and New London, MN. There are many lakes and recreational areas in our back yard which, together with a visit to our Winery, could make for a wonderful weekend away from the city.
The winery is located at the home ofJimmy Appleseed Orchard, which has over 800 apple trees boasting 12 different varieties. When apples are in season, they continue to be offered for sale at the winery along with apple cider and caramel apples.
The winery was originally built as a bait and minnow house. The back room has two different levels to accommodate minnow tanks, with the higher level making it easier to lift buckets to pour minnows into trucks when they backed into the building for a load. Then the building was converted to an apple house for selling fresh apples and frozen apple pies. Fresh apples, pumpkins and other produce continue to be offered for sale during the fall season. Wine production occurs in our newly renovated Wine Pavilion, which also houses our event center.