Get your sip on in Minnesota wine country.
Minnesota soil is rich and plentiful, helping us grow some of the world’s best cold climate grapes. Discover the wineries that continue filling our glasses with award-winning whites, reds and blends.
A household name in the Minnesota wine world, Alexis Bailly pioneered winemaking by planting the state’s first vineyard in 1973.
Proudly owned and operated as a one-woman venture, this vineyard and winery is located about 45 minutes northwest of the Twin Cities.
Visit Cannon River Winery nearly year-round for a taste of two dozen wines that span from blush to sparkling and dry to sweet.
Take a daytrip to Red Wing, nestled along the bluff valleys about an hour southeast of the Twin Cities, and fill your glass with a taste of Minnesota.
In the eastern suburb of Stillwater you’ll find Northern Vineyards Winery, the first wine co-op in the United States.
After you’re greeted by The Goddess of Grapes—a seven-foot bronze statue made by co-owner Deb Zeller—enter Parley Lake Winery for a feast of the senses.
A short drive toward the suburb of Stillwater is Saint Croix Vineyards and its refurbished red barn-turned-winery.
Southwest of the Twin Cities near the wine-centric town of Waconia is Minnesota’s first winery and brewery, fit for those with a penchant for grapes or hops (or both).
Another of Waconia’s winery gems is Sovereign Estate, whose bustling tasting room opens up onto a beautiful paved patio and veranda.
Only a 30 minute drive northwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul stands between you and a glass of this winery’s award-winning wine.
Built on a unique crowdsourcing platform is Urban Forage, a winery and cidery that creates natural hard cider, honey mead and fruit wines using ingredients obtained from the community.
Part winery, part event center, Warehouse Winery is cleverly tucked away southwest of Uptown Minneapolis.
The Saint Croix River Valley has bragging rights to some of the best landscapes in northern Minnesota, including the Wild Mountain Winery property.
Situated among three lakes about 45 minutes northeast of the Twin Cities is, arguably, one of the most beautiful wineries and vineyards in the state.