Wine Tasting in Woodbury


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  • 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
  • Cravings Wine Bar & Grille Woodbury
    The menu at Café Cravings, sister restaurant to Cravings Wine Bar & Grille, is in essence an encyclopedia of classic American cuisine. There are the sandwiches, which run the gamut from crisp BLTs and triple-decker clubs to the sizzling, strawberry-kissed Monte Cristo. There are the soups, which fill sourdough bread bowls, and the rotating selection of quiches. But most impressive has to be the breakfast. The 25-strong selection is served all day, ensuring that even those who wake up late or have their watch on backward get a bite of fluffy, ham-stuffed Denver omelets and apple-walnut pancakes topped with maple butter. The eight-page dessert menu is no slouch either. Those who call ahead get their pick of whole cakes, tarts, cobblers, pies, cheesecakes, and other sugar-laden delicacies, which they can pick up inside or at the convenient drive-through window.
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    755 Bielenberg Drive
    Woodbury, MN US
  • Trotter's Cafe and Bakery
    Locals head to Trotter's Cafe and Bakery for an innovative take on bakery favorites. Health-crazed eaters may have to stick with water, though, as Trotter's Cafe and Bakery offers delicious grub that s far as can be from low-fat fare. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Trotter's Cafe and Bakery has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Tap into the free wireless Internet at Trotter's Cafe and Bakery. At Trotter's Cafe and Bakery, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm. Large groups will appreciate Trotter's Cafe and Bakery for its ability to seat them quickly. Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the bakery dress informally. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Trotter's Cafe and Bakery offers catering. Park on the street for easy access to name. Chow down at Trotter's Cafe and Bakery without blowing your budget — meals here usually cost less than $15.
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    232 Cleveland Ave N
    Saint Paul, MN US