Wine Tasting in Fridley


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Inside the open-space facility surrounded by lush vegetation, winemaker Billy Smith marries Minnesota grapes with fresh Northern California varietals. Aged and oaked in traditional fashion, that fusion has led to the creation of several award-winning wines, including the Best Minnesota Red and Best Minnesota White at the 2012 Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience. Warehouse Winery’s fermented pleasures are available onsite, as well as on the shelves of local stores, theaters, and restaurants.
6415 Cambridge St
Minneapolis,
MN
US
Northern Vineyards is a shared winery owned by the Minnesota Winegrowers Cooperative, a group of winemakers who own 1- to 15-acre vineyards across Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Members grow Frontenac, Prairie Star, and other grape varieties that perform well in the region; since the region has a cold climate and short growing season, grapes grown here must tolerate lower temperatures, ripen early, and be able to knit their own woolen mittens. In the fall, growers lug their mature grapes to the main winery in Stillwater, where award-winning winemaker Robin Partch transforms them into 30 kinds of wine. The winery?s barrel room hosts wine tastings seven days a week at a glossy, wooden tasting bar. There?s also an outdoor deck that overlooks a historic lift bridge along the St. Croix River. In nice weather, visitors can bring a picnic lunch to enjoy with a glass of wine on the deck.
223 Main Street North
Stillwater,
MN
US
At Wild Mountain Winery, everything is local, right down to the grapes and the process in which they're grown. Surrounded by the green hillsides of the St. Croix River Valley, Wild Mountain Winery utilizes the methods of Elmer Swenson?a pioneering breeder who revolutionized grape growing in regions plagued by cold, short seasons, and undomesticated snowplows. Having been perfected over the years, those time-tested processes now result in hardy varietals that represent the local climate, soils, and vines. Travelers along the Upper St. Croix Wine Trail can explore Wild Mountain Winery's territorial flavors in a number of ways, including during weekend tastings.
16906 Wild Mountain Rd
Taylors Falls,
MN
US
The prairies southwest of St. Cloud are mostly known for corn and soybeans. But the growers at Hinterland Vineyards have turned those fertile fields into the incubators of award-winning wines, growing both white and red varietals to use in their house blends. Their Happy Creek Red was named Best Off-Dry Red at the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, and La Crescent, a semi-dry white, earned a Best of Class nod at the 2013 International Women's Wine Competition. At the on-site winery, guests can sample these and other vino varieties while nibbling appetizers or listening to live music on select nights of the week. Hinterland also serves microbrew beers for guests who prefer beverages made from browner, fizzier grapes instead.
3060 120th Ave SE
Clara City,
MN
US
Since purchasing a used limo in 1993, Leland ?Lee? Casto has had the same job: transporting clientele on trips and tours throughout the Twin Cities. His fleet, however, is now significantly larger, with numerous vehicles including stretch limos that fit 6?22 passengers. Guests can sip refreshments from tumblers and champagne flutes as Lee whisks them off on all types of journeys, from bar-hopping excursions to airport-bound jaunts. He also accommodates patrons on several tours, which include winery visits, two gangster-themed expeditions, and guided treks past ghost-filled mansions and twinkling holiday lights.
15201 Running Aces Blvd.
Columbus,
MN
US
Pizza Factory's cheesy goodness cannot be beat — this mellow establishment has perfected the art of pizza. The pizzeria's menu includes an exquisite selection of pizzas and pastas. It's easy to keep your diet in check at Pizza Factory, a local restaurant with both low-fat and healthy fare. Toast your evening out at Pizza Factory with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list. No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at Pizza Factory. Head to Pizza Factory for a happy hour that aims to please. Pizza Factory has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties. Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Pizza Factory's complimentary wifi. It can be a bit of a mob scene on the weekends, so don't take a chance on getting seated — best to call ahead and make a reservation. Jeans are just right for a meal at Pizza Factory, which embraces a casual vibe. If you're more interested in a cozy night at home, Pizza Factory also offers delivery and take-out options. Throwing a big party? Count on Pizza Factory to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love. Pizza Factory is located in a prime area for those who wish to park in lots. Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Pizza Factory. Expect to spend less than $15 per person at Pizza Factory.
2052 Silver Lake Rd NW
New Brighton,
MN
US
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