Wine Tasting in Mendota Heights

$15 for a Tasting for Two with Wine, Cheese, and Truffles at Next Chapter Vineyard ($30 Value)

Next Chapter Vineyard

New Prague

Sip on wine paired with cheese and chocolate truffles during tasting hours on weekends

$30 $15

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four Plus Wine Credit at Northern Vineyards Winery (Up to 47% Off). Four Options.

Northern Vineyards Winery

Stillwater

Taste 10 Minnesota wines at a glossy, wooden tasting bar, and then use your store credit to purchase wine by the bottle or the glass

$30 $16

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$27 for a Wine Tasting for Two with Take-Home Bottle of Wine at Wild Mountain Winery ($52 Value)

Wild Mountain Winery

Taylors Falls

While surrounded by the rolling landscape of the St. Croix River Valley, students learn how to appreciate, drink, serve, and store wine

$52 $27

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Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

Kingston

Get a behind-the-scenes take on the winemaking process with a vineyard tour followed by a tasting of Hungarian- and Austrian-style wines

$52 $25

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Wine and Spirit Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery (Up to 60% Off)

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery

Eau Claire

After sampling small-batch wines and spirits, guests can enjoy a glass of wine at the Tasting Lounge, plus $10 off any bottle purchase

$30 $12

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Bottles of Wine and Souvenir Glasses at Hinterland Vineyards (Up to 54% Off)

Hinterland Vineyards

Clara City

Made from Minnesota-grown grapes, this vineyard's blended wines include two recent award winners—the Happy Creek Red and La Crescent

$51.90 $25

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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 St N
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 that come with a souvenir glass.

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

Acqua-Forest Lake's passionate clientele like to spread the word about their favorite eatery, and their word-of-mouth reviews culminated in three OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards for best ambiance, Italian food, and view. Tucked into the northern shore of Forest Lake, this restaurant allows patrons to stare out at blue waters and lush tree lines punctuated by the occasional sasquatch as they feast on Executive Chef Chris Whalen’s upscale Italian cuisine. Whalen twirls spaghetti around sautéed tiger shrimp and pairs broiled cold-water-lobster tail with truffle risotto and clarified butter. His shareable dishes include pizza with Calabrese Italian Sausage and fresh mussels sautéed in garlic, parsley, and cream.

4453 Lake Ave
Saint Paul,
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.

251 North Walnut Street
Saint Paul,
MN
US