Minnesota travelers will discover that the wine industry in the state is thriving and producing some of the finest fruit wines in the country. The Minnesota wineries lie at the same latitude of the Bordeaux region of France. The climate and rainfall in the area result in an ideal grape that is made into fine wines of all varieties.
Minnesota wineries rely on a grape variety that is harvested early before the autumn frost, which arrives earlier in this part of the country than other areas. The hearty grapes are cultivated in the sunny climates of Minnesota summers.
The Three Rivers Wine Trail is made up of five of the oldest Minnesota wineries in the Mississippi, Cannon and Saint Croix river valleys. Visitors to the region can take their time exploring the trail and vineyards while sampling the products of the wineries. The Three Rivers Wine Trail gives visitors the chance to try some of the wine produced in Minnesota. Each of the Minnesota wineries on the trail offer visitors a chance to try their wine, explore the vineyards and watch the winemakers at work.
Couples can stay in a bed and breakfast or one of the local motels or inns. Events are scheduled throughout the year to offer wine lovers a chance to participate in wine festivals and sample the local cuisine. Plan a cheese and chocolate weekend while exploring the Minnesota wineries. The wine trail hosts a number of events during the year and visitors are encouraged to check out the various events to plan a full weekend or day trip to the area.
Saint Croix Vineyards
6428 Manning Avenue North
Stillwater MN 55082
Vintage One Wines
11631 Magnolia Ct
Champlin, MN 55316
201 11th Ave N
Hopkins, MN 55343