EXPLORE TAYLORS FALLS, MN & ST. CROIX FALLS, WI
Calling all wine enthusiasts…Are you ready for a great wine adventure? Whether you like red, white, sweet, dry, aromatic, crisp, dense, complex, fruity, earthy, oaked or elegant wine the St. Croix River Valley Wineries have it all.
A modern winery offering walking tours and wine tastings any day of the week. Their handcrafted wines are named after well known dances, and the story of how this beautiful winery came to be is rather fascinating. Looking for more? Stop in for Acoustic Sundays where you can enjoy live acoustic music, sip on some delicious wine, and fill your belly full of wood-fired artisan pizzas, Panini sandwiches, and an array of fine meats and cheeses.
A four-generation, family-owned treasure located in the heart of the Chisago Lakes Area. Stop in for a visit to relax on their terrace with a glass or 3 (no judgements in the Valley) of their wine while enjoying the surrounding vineyard and lake views. Not to worry, their gourmet cheese and cracker tray will soak up those succulent beverages, allowing you more tasting opportunities.
One of the area’s newest wineries specializes in cold, hardy grapes from the University of Minnesota and legendary grape grower, Elmer Swenson. Open Thursday through Sunday, Wild Mountain Winery boasts a rustic setting, appealing to individuals, groups and businesses.
Modeled after a French chateau, with European-inspired vineyards, carriage house, stables and formal gardens, the Chateau St Croix utilizes traditional winemaking techniques, implementing the oak barrel when appropriate. So if you are ready for a touch of Europe (and who isn’t), then set your sights on this stunning estate – even dogs can visit!
Headed to the cabin? Stop by this cute winery located right off of Hwy 8 on the south side of beautiful Deer Lake. They have beer, bistro-style food, and of course, wine!
Now that you are thirsty, rev up your palate, hop in your transportation of choice, and head on over to the St. Croix Valley, where you will drink wine like a pro, frolic through the vineyards and relax with other wine fanatics.
Don’t forget to visit often and check out the “Where to Stay” section for a great night’s sleep. After all, who wants to head back to reality straight after an all-important quest for the perfect blend of fermented fruit?
This article was written by Lisa Thanig and produced by Linda Shober Marketing + Design, a marketing firm located in the St. Croix Valley specializing in providing content, strategy, management, design, and creative for digital and traditional marketing projects.