Wine Tasting in Red Wing


Select Local Merchants

  • Northern Vineyards Winery
    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.
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    223 Main Street North
    Stillwater, MN US
  • Warehouse Winery
    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.
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    6415 Cambridge St.
    Minneapolis, MN US
  • Wild Mountain Winery
    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.
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    16906 Wild Mountain Rd
    Taylors Falls, MN US
  • Buffalo Rock Winery
    Armed with a few hybrid wine grapes procured from the University of Minnesota, Nicole Dietman set about planting a vineyard on her property in 2007. Today those grapes, along with a few new additions, grow up to become the whites, reds, and blushes bottled and sold at Buffalo Rock Winery. The port-like Papa Steve's Contraband, named for Nicole's father-in-law, smuggles the fermented juices of organic Frontenac and Marquette grapes onto the palate, where they unleash semi-dry flavor and ginger notes. The Sweet Addilyn ros? earned a bronze medal at the 2011 International Cold Climate Wine Competition for its artful balance of crisp and sweet. All Buffalo Rock Winery wines are produced in limited quantities and are only available for purchase in the tasting room, which opened in 2010.
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    4527 23rd Street Southeast
    Buffalo, MN US
  • Winneshiek Wildberry Winery
    Winneshiek Wildberry Winery specializes in whisking oenophiles away, whether that means an all-day getaway to the vineyard, or a seconds-brief retreat in the form of a satisfying sip. 20 plus wines are made on-site, concocted with grapes that are almost entirely local. They range from the tangy-sweet Cranberry Crush, which won gold at the Iowa State Fair and two consecutive awards at the Mid-America Win competition, to the off-dry red Kenyon Ridge Frontenac, which took home the silver medal at the Indiana International wine competition. But those who visit the sunny spot do more than swish and sip in the tasting room or out on the veranda. Visitors can also tour the cellar and vineyard, celebrate in the party room, shop for hand-made gifts in the boutique, or taste some of the winery's handcrafted truffles and cheeses.
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    1966 337th Street
    Decorah, IA US
  • Vino in the Valley
    For spaghetti and meatballs that tug at the heartstrings, Vino in the Valley creates a warm atmosphere perfect for a couple heading out in Maiden Rock's El Paso area. Health-crazed eaters may have to stick with water, though, as Vino in the Valley offers delicious grub that s far as can be from low-fat fare. Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Vino in the Valley's drink list. Vino in the Valley's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months. Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Vino in the Valley for a group meal. null For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use. Vino in the Valley's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less. The menu at Vino in the Valley includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
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    W3826 450th Avenue
    Maiden Rock, WI US
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