The Minnesota Wild and Xcel Energy Center have announced a partnership with Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery, and Du Nord Craft Spirits, a pair of companies which originated in Minnesota.
Chankaska Wines and Du Nord Craft Spirits share a bar portable outside Section 101 of Xcel Energy Center. The bar is open for all events at Xcel Energy Center.
Chankaska Wines is served as the house wine at the bar at Section 101, as well as the Bud Light Fan Zone and Windsor Legacy Lounge on the Club Level.
Du Nord Craft Spirits is also served during Minnesota Wild Happy Hours before each Wild home game, at the following locations: Bud Light Fan Zone, Windsor Club Level Bar, and 2 Gingers Old Time Hockey Lounge on the 200 level.
Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery
Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery is nestled in the heart of the Minnesota River Valley an hour south of the metro. Their 12,000 square foot facility boasts state of the art equipment which allows them to perfect artisan winemaking techniques with the cold climate grapes they grow from their vineyard. The winery is also home to several unique outdoor and indoor event spaces. Visit Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery for a grape to glass experience you will never forget.
Du Nord Craft Spirits
Du Nord Craft Spirits is a small batch distillery currently producing artisan vodka and gin. Our L'etoile Du Nord Vodka and Fitzgerald Gin where released in 2014. Soon after release, L'etoile Du Nord vodka won the Microspirit Award Triple Gold for Taste. Additionally, we are in the early stages of bourbon and rye whiskey barreling. Unlike most distilleries, we are a "grain to glass" craft distillery meaning we mill, mash, and distill our own product; every step of the process happens in our Minneapolis location. All of our ingredients are sourced as locally as possible. Our corn is delivered straight from our family farm in Cold Spring, Minnesota. We invite you to stop by for a tour, see our process, and share a cocktail with us. Our Minneapolis Cocktail Room is now open! Du Nord is operated by founders and owners Chris and Shanelle Montana.