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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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Nice place to stop

The grounds are pretty with nice indoor and outdoor seating areas. The wine tasting area is also very nice with plenty of room. The tastings are $7 for 5 generous pours to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The grounds are pretty with nice indoor and outdoor seating areas. The wine tasting area is also very nice with plenty of room. The tastings are $7 for 5 generous pours to taste. The wine is a bit expensive for Minnesota wines coming in around $16+/bottle but more and more are coming in at that price point these days. Having... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is a sweet wine winery and is more about the experience of hanging out in a beautiful area and having some summer wine than digging into the nuances of Minnesota wine. I don't say that in a bad way - just know what to expect and then enjoy yourself. You get a roadmap of their wines (about 15 if... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Ok, the wine is overpriced as you can get a better bottle for $16-$20. But for a rainy afternoon in Alexandria...there is not much to do so for $7 you get a nice wine glass and 5 'tastings'. We were here with the HOG group so it was very busy. I wish they would offer some crackers of some sort... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A good bottle of wine is a lovely gift and knowing I had 3 occasions coming up, we visited the Carlos Creek Winery with friends hoping to find an appropriate gift. We had so much fun! As part of the wine tasting, you are able to choose 5 wines to taste, you have a sheet of paper with all of... More 

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Saint John, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Every year we go to Woodland resort, we take a trip here. Although we have not taken the tour, we love the ambiance of Carlos Creek. Dawn loves to sample the different wines and we purchase bottles for gifts and personal use. A definite tourist stop when in the Alexandria area!

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

Hello! We are honored to be a part of your annual family vacation and pleased that you enjoy our winery. We'll continue to strive to earn your loyalty. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Went to the wine sampling event today (5/17/15), what a rip off. We spent $15 per person for 3 thimblefuls of wine and a skewer of tasteless chicken and a skewer of "antipasti" . So we decided to do the wine tasting for $7 each for the equivalent of not quite a glass of wine. If I were the owners... More 

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

Hello, I am sorry your experience at Carlos Creek Winery was not positive - that is certainly not what we strive for. The event that you attended on May 17 was a complimentary, private event for our Wine Club Members. Club members can bring non-club members to this event for a fee of $15, which sounds like how you may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My wife is the wine person of the family, but I still had a very good time, tasted a lot of great wines and even bought a half dozen bottles to prepare for the Summer.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm glad you found some wines you liked to take home. We look forward to your next visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Thanks to Tammy and Kim for hosting grape growers and winemakers at their beautiful facility. They generously share their experience and professionalism as well as wine tasting! Real quality in Minnesota, you won't be disappointed.

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

Our pleasure! We've hosted this event for current and someday growers for 5 years now - but this is the first year we had such GORGEOUS weather to be out in the vineyard. Thanks so much for being a part of it and for your kind words. More 

Miltona, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I visited on my birthday and did a wine tasting. We ended up not even finishing the samples we had purchased...they were all kool-aid sweet and syrupy. Wine is overpriced but the grounds are beautiful to sit and enjoy. Just so-so.

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

Hello, Thank you for spending your birthday with us! I wish things had gone better. We have wines that range from very sweet (Ice Wine, Port, Hot Dish Red) to bone dry (Cabernet, Chardonnay, Petite Amie, Trinity, Vintner's) to in-between (Wobegon, Apple Blue, Cuvee). I am sorry if our tasting staff did not recommend dryer wines whey they saw that... More 

Monroe, Wisconsin, United States
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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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Additional Information about Carlos Creek Winery

Address: 6693 County Rd 34 NW, Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone Number: 320 846 5443
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Alexandria
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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