Art & Wine
Installed in June of 2015, The Goddess of the Grapes graces the grounds of Parley Lake Winery as the official face of the winery and vineyard. The seven-foot bronze sculpture was created by our own, Deb Zeller, sculptor and one of the principal owners of Parley Lake Winery.
“As we were getting ready to open over seven years ago, I was put to the challenge to create something that would represent Parley Lake Winery,” Zeller recalls.
The Goddess, as she is known as at the winery, took four years to complete start to finish.
See more of Deb's work at ZellerStudio.com
Enjoy a glass of wine while you stroll along the beautiful grounds of Parley Lake Winery and admire the many sculptures from a local and regional artists. Anchored by our own Goddess of the Grapes, you will find unique, playful and unbelievable works of art!
The Wine and Sculpture Stroll is a joint endeavor of Kent & Jane Schwickert of Chankaska Creek and Winery and Steve & Deb Zeller of Parley Lake Winery. During a conversation at a winter wine conference in 2013, the plan was put in motion to fulfill the dream of the winery owners to enhance the experience of their guests with art. With partnership and coordination with sculptors, we are proud to bring to you a wonderful collection of rotating sculptures. Many of the pieces are for sale. Please inquire for more information.
Parley Lake Winery introduced it’s Artisan Series Wine in October 2010. The winery is committed to featuring the artwork of a Minnesota artist on the Artisan Series label each time a new vintage is released. If you would like more information, click here.
ArtStock Wine & Art Festival is a weekend long event, held every year in July since 2011. It brings together local artisans, musicians and food vendors at Parley Lake Winery to celebrate Carver County's rich and expanding art community. This event is held in partnership with the Arts Consortium of Carver County. Visit our Events Page to find out details on this year's ArtStock.
Deb Zeller began her art career at age thirteen, when she received a set of oil paints for her birthday. Over the decades, she has developed her skills in drawing, painting, glass fusion, encaustic (bees wax) painting, photography and bronze sculpture.
During the winery's open season, you can find Deb most weekends sharing her artwork with our guests -drawing portraits of them as part of the winery's Parley Portraits experience. Deb has drawn more than 1,000 of Parley Lake Winery's guests.
Her artwork can not only be seen at Parley Lake Winery, but she has had several publicly displayed sculptures across the United States and Canada.
To learn more about Deb and her artwork, visit ZellerStudio.com