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Carlos Creek Winery

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Address: 6693 County Rd 34 NW, Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone Number: 320 846 5443
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Wine tasting
Description: Serious Wine - Serious Fun! Enjoy sampling & drinking our award winning...
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.
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As good as it gets in Minnesota

(Note: It's actually been several years since I worked in Alexandria and had the chance to tour Carlos Creek, but the online form doesn't allow me to select an earlier date…so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Jeff S
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Monroe, Wisconsin, United States
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Monroe, Wisconsin, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

(Note: It's actually been several years since I worked in Alexandria and had the chance to tour Carlos Creek, but the online form doesn't allow me to select an earlier date…so take that with a grain of salt.) Carlos Creek produces decent-quality wines from cold-weather grapes. You just need to remember that this is not Bordeaux or the Napa Valley;... More 

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Minnestoa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Carlos Creek Winery is a fun spot for family and friends to gather and relax. The grounds that the winery is set on are outstanding. You can visit the horse stable or listen to some fantastic local music outside while you drink thier fantastic flavors of wine. Our friends from southern MN make this a must trip everytime they come... More 

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Tamara B, Owner at Carlos Creek Winery, responded to this review

WOW! Such kind and flattering words! I really appreciate it. I think we have an awesome staff that works hard to provide a great experience for every customer. From keeping the grounds tidy to making award-winning wines, I am proud of every one of them. Comments such as yours make my day and confirm we're on the right track. Please... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Management and staff fail to convey any warm and fuzzy feelings towards customers. The wines are sub par and grossly overpriced. All zeros.

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Tamara B, Owner at Carlos Creek Winery, responded to this review

Dear Lee, I am so sorry you had a bad experience at our winery. Our staff works hard to provide a positive and fun environment for every customer, but it looks like we missed the mark when you visited. I'd love for you to return and give us another shot at it! As far as our wines go, wine tastes... More 

Franklin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My husband and I decided to take a road trip today. It was 6 degrees when we left home. We live 2 hours away from this winery. We both have the Minnesota Winery Passport which entitles us to a free wine tasting and a souvenir wine goblet to take home. This winery was voted the "Best in the state" on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

We have been here twice and impressed both times. They offer both wine tasting and tours in a non stuffy environment. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. $7 gets you 5 wine samples and a glass to take home. They also have sodas for any non-drinkers in your party. During the summer they have a small restaurant but offer snacks... More 

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Tamara B, Owner at Carlos Creek Winery, responded to this review

WOW! What a great review. I am honored and affirmed that the hard work our staff does to create a wonderful experience and quality wines is hitting the mark with those that matter most - customers like yourself. Please visit us again and thanks for choosing Alexandria. More 

North Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

What a great time we had at the Carlos Creek Winery. The staff was so helpful, informative, and friendly! We learned more from this winery tour than we did from the tour we took down in Branson, MO. Definitely spend the $7 for the wine tasting--not only do you narrow down your favorite before buying some bottles, but you also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I visited the winery for my brother's wedding and the setting was wonderful. The wines were great and the reception hall was beautiful! My children even had fun chasing frogs in the pond and playing life size chess!

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My fiancee and I arrived at the winery around 1230 on a Saturday. Very quiet when we arrived. The tasting room is gorgeous and the tasting bar can comfortably hold a large amount of people. The woman helping us was friendly and willing to grab someone to help answer my questions, as she was a newer staff member. I tried... More 

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Andover, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had a group of 35. We enjoyed cheese and crackers with our wine tastes. The bar tenders were friendly and our tasting fun. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. This was an excellent experience.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have been to Carlos Creek Winery twice now and both times was great. The first time we went for their wine tasting. Were given several to sample and it was so hard deciding which ones were the favorites. Their raspberry, peach and cranberry wines are delicious! Actually, I don't think I sampled a bad one! The servers are friendly... More 

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