About Root River Unwined

We're busy working on getting ready to start construction. Check out the dumpster (that's #2!)

We're busy!

The "For Sale" and "Sold" signs are gone.......We're busy getting the building ready to be transformed while we work on our permits.  That's dumpster #2 in the background! We've got the ideas flowing and the biggest problem is reigning in what we want to do! We're hopeful to  to open in Spring 2020.

Lori Rakosnik's research at Flower Valley Vineyard in Red Wing, MN.

Research, Research, Research

To pass the time while waiting for construction to begin, Lori has been busy visiting as many local wineries and breweries as possible (it's a rough life, but somebody has to do it.......). She continues to meet with many wonderful people that are embracing what we want to do! We plan to be open year around and feature as many local vintners, brewers and farmers as possible.


Our logo!

Thank you, Adam, for capturing the essence of what we wanted to achieve. Our goal is to create an atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable to come and unwind (aka, Unwined). Enjoy a glass of wine or a cold glass of craft beer with some culinary shareables.

About Us

Lori and Randy Rakosnik with their daughter.

New Roots for the Family

We are Lori, Randy and Autumn (the little one) Rakosnik and after 25+ years in corporate America, split between Chicago and far northwestern Minnesota, we couldn't be more excited to be putting our roots in Minnesota Bluff Country! In just a short time, we feel like we've made some wonderful friendships and are anxious to open our doors to tourists and locals alike. Our mission has been, and always will be, to make a difference wherever we go.