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Carlos Creek Winery

6693 County Rd 34 NW, Alexandria, MN 56308
320 846 5443
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting
Owner description: Serious Wine - Serious Fun! Enjoy sampling & drinking our award winning wines surrounded by our vineyards & orchards. Bring your family and friends... more » Owner description: Serious Wine - Serious Fun! Enjoy sampling & drinking our award winning wines surrounded by our vineyards & orchards. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the many exceptional activities and events we offer.We're open 361 days of the year. Complimentary tours are offered at 1:00 and 3:00 each day, with an additional tour at 5:00 on Saturday. Wine sampling is $6 and includes a souvenir Carlos Creek wine glass. We offer live music from 2:00-6:00 every Saturday, plus Fridays & Sundays during the Summer. The second weekend after Labor Day we host our Grape Stomp and Fall Festival where over 600 people will stomp grapes. « less
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Minnesota
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96 reviews 96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were with a group and did both the tour and tasting. It is a beautiful setting. The tour was very informative and there is a great selection of wine for the tasting. It is a stop not to be missed when visiting Alexandria.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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321 reviews 321 reviews
43 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We arrived here Just in time for the winery tour ( unplanned but well worth it) I have been to a couple other MN winery tours but the best part of this was being able to go into the cellar and see the wine ageing in oak.. I thought it was very interesting that most of the barrels come from... More

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riverbound, Owner at Carlos Creek Winery, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour! Our barrel cave is a favorite with our tour guests, and also a favorite spot for wedding photos. We've even used it as a tornado shelter once - a happy spot to wait out a storm! Our Peach Street has been extremely popular this year since it won the Chairman's Award - Best... More

Northern Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The wine tasting room is open to both a café area where live music was playing and a small fun gift shop. There were families with children, older couple, young couples and groups of friends all having a great time here. It's a popular venue for weddings due to the beautiful grounds. The wines were awesome - I had no... More

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riverbound, Owner at Carlos Creek Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! One of the things I love best about our winery is the multi generational attendees. It's so fun to see couples in their 70s dancing to our live music and next to them are a couple of toddlers bopping around to the same beat. There are not too many places where all ages can... More

Hutchinson, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

If you are in the Alexandria area, it would be foolish to leave without a visit to Carlos a Creek Winery. Lovely interiors that feel like a welcoming place to taste wine, enjoy a glass and maybe a bottle. We truly enjoyed those we tried and appreciated the knowledgable staff and ambiance. The grounds were lovely and it was a... More

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riverbound, Owner at Carlos Creek Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Keeping our grounds looking nice has been a challenge this year with the long winter and the wet spring so we appreciate your positive feedback more than you can know. Cheers! More

Wahpeton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

3 of my high school friends got together for a few days. I planned an 'outing' but didn't tell them where we were going. They were pleasantly surprised when we stopped at Carlos Creek! They had never been there before but thoroughly enjoyed it! Francine ( I hope I spelled that correct) proceeded to explain the wine tasting event. She... More

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riverbound, Owner at Carlos Creek Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! I agree that Francie is terrific - I am continually reminded of how fortunate we are to have such a great team working in our tasting room. They enjoy their work, our customers and each other. I'm glad you found some favorites to take home with you as well. I hope you're... More

Saint John, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was our second trip to Carlos Creek. The first week of June, Dawn & I travel to Woodland Resort for a week of fishing and when the weather doesn't cooperate, we take in the other attractions in or near Alexandria. Last year was our first visit to Carlos Creek. After the pleasant and educational experience there, it has become... More

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riverbound, Owner at Carlos Creek Winery, responded to this review

Thank you Stephen for the wonderful review! I'm so glad Carlos Creek is part of your annual visit to the Alexandria lake area. We look forward to your next visit and hope you are able to take in a tour. More

Chanhassen, Minnesota
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116 reviews 116 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

OK, this is a positive review - and we are members of the winery. However, we are members of the winery because we like it so much. When we lived on the Central Coast of California, we were members (off and on) of almost 100 wineries. Those were some really good wines. It's difficult to find that in Minnesota, but... More

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Otsego, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Wineries are rather sparse in this part of Minnesota, but the extra miles we traveled were well worth the trip. Wine tasting (5 varieties of our selection) at $7 per person including a souvenir glass provided a very nice experience within a very nice facility. The serving staff was friendly, professional and very informative and attentive to four of us... More

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Zimmerman, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great local wine. I love Hotdish Red. They have cheese plates for sale. Great place to see, drink and enjoy the simply things.

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riverbound, Owner at Carlos Creek Winery, responded to this review

Dear Elise, You're in great company with your love of Hot Dish Red - it's has been our best-selling wine since 2008 when we introduced it. We have added to our food offerings and now have a Panini and Pizza grill that is open weekends from Memorial Weekend - Labor Day. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Lovely atmosphere, amazing wines (I like the "Hotdish Red"), great staff. Worth the visit. Other interesting things in the gift shop, surprising crystalline pottery, and the food I had was yummy. I think they do weddings and events like that as well.

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riverbound, Owner at Carlos Creek Winery, responded to this review

Dear Homerthecat, Thank you so much for the very positive revue - we are honored. Josh Pehrson, our resident ceramic artist, has a studio on our property and I agree, his work is amazing! I will share your comments with him - he'll be so pleased. More

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