Parley Lake Winery Donations:

Parley Lake Winery is proud to offer local character in hand crafted wines.  Our families have been part of the area for decades and supporting local charitable efforts is a proud responsibility we share in enhancing the fabric of life in the Southwest Metro area.  As part of our ongoing level of philanthropic efforts, we are pleased to support a variety of charitable organizations, with particular emphasis on charities in our local communities.

Since we do receive a high volume of requests, we have documented the following guidelines we will utilize to receive and process the various requests for donations to our local community.

Location of Organization:  We will support local charities in Carver and Hennepin Counties.

Type of organization: Your organization must be a registered as a Federal 501c3 charitable group. Include a copy of your organizations Certificate of Tax Exemption from the State of Minnesota Department of Revenue. Some non-profit public and private charities may be federally tax-exempt (510c3) but not state tax exempt.  If you do not have both permits, you will be required to pay state tax based on the retail value of the wine donation prior to or, at the time of donation pick-up.

Timing:  Requests must be received in writing on our donation form at least 30 days prior to the event.

Frequency:  To support as many organizations as possible, we can only donate to any given charity once a calendar year.

Type of Donations:

If your group is approved for support, we will provide one of the following types of items.

Silent Auction:

  1. A.A bottle of wine and 2 etched wine glasses in a basket.

  2. B.A tasting and tour certificate at the winery for 8-10 individuals.

Live Auction:

       A private vineyard and winery tour for up to 8 individuals including appetizers and barrel tasting with the wine maker. Minimum value $800.


If your organization meets the geographic and type of organization requirements, fill out the Donation-Request-Form Parley Lake Winery.pdf scan and email to

or mail to:

  1. 1) Parley Lake Winery

  2. 2)Attn: Donations

  3. 3) 8350 Parley Lake Road

  4. 4) Waconia, MN 55387.

Attached a copy of your 501c3 document

Attach your organization’s Certificate of Exemption from the Minnesota Dept. of Revenue

Within 2 weeks of receiving the above information Parley Lake Winery will review the application, determine if we will support the request and email the contact person. 

Organizations will be expected to pick up their donations at the winery.

Thank you for your efforts to improve our local community.