No matter the time of year, there’s always great Nebraska wine to enjoy and something beautiful to see at Deer Springs Winery. The Winery and vineyards can be found on the outskirts of East Lincoln.
The tasting room is in a restored 1880s farmhouse that really sets the scene for this remarkable experience. From the deep greens of the summer, to the golds and browns of the fall, to the serene frostiness of winter, the scenery here is always gorgeous. We are committed to providing excellent wines and a great experience to each of our guests. We hope you will enjoy our history, our wines, our winery, and your time at Deer Springs Winery. We invite you to visit us soon! Open year round. Check our website for seasonal hours.
Family owned and operated, our Nebraska Farm winery produces small lots of character-crafted wines for every taste preference with Nebraska grown grapes. With compete control over the vineyard and winemaking practices, DSW produces hand-crafted, artisanal wines using minimal manipulation, filtration, and gentle racking to bring out the “personality” of each vintage.
Deer Springs Winery is the culmination of the dream of Jim Partington, retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral and strike fighter pilot, to preserve his family heritage. After retiring from the Navy and returning to Lincoln, Jim and his wife, Barbara, built a house on the family homestead property northeast of Lincoln. Jim was interested in planting alternative crops, so explored a number of options, finally settling on wine grapes. He anticipated that the Nebraska wine and grape growing industry would continue to experience significant growth and success.
As the vineyard began to produce a crop, the family made a collective decision to build a winery and produce and sell the wine. Deer Springs Winery was born!
In 2006 and 2007, the renovation project began to carefully remodel the family homestead farmhouse which was built in 1876 to serve as the Deer Springs Tasting Room. The land and buildings of the winery are part of the family homestead and the homestead certification, signed by Ulysses S. Grant on August 15, 1874, is on display at the winery. The certificate names ancestor Patrick O’Halloran as “owner” of the property.
We hope that you will enjoy our history, our wines, our winery, and your time at Deer Springs Winery. We invite you to visit us soon!