Villa Bellezza

Villa Bellezza, Pepin: Hours, Address, Villa Bellezza Reviews: 4.5/5

Villa Bellezza
4.5
Wineries & Vineyards
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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- Midwest Winery of the Year - Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition - Best Wedding Venue 2014 & 2015 (Top 50 in U.S.; Top 10 in Midwest) - Brides Magazine Villa Bellezza’s classical Mediterranean style winery complex is welcoming visitors every day. Here, you can taste our award-winning wines, enjoy a country Italian lunch or dinner, spend time with family, friends and neighbors on our piazza, and spend the day at a destination that feels a world away! Visit us during one of our scheduled winery tour times to experience how we bring together traditional techniques and modern science to wine making. End the tour in the Tasting Room and sample our wines - made from grapes grown by us and our friends. Visit our new country Italian restaurant, il Forno, for lunch or dinner. Villa Bellezza also holds several stunning spaces for business meetings, tour group meals, private group tastings, wedding ceremonies and receptions, and more. From an intimate event in the vines to an impressive fete in our Great Hall, we can accommodate groups both large and small. Come experience a large scale working vineyard and winery in a small Mediterranean village setting, and taste how we combine traditional methods with cutting-edge science for wines that are… delizioso!
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William L
Motley, MN45 contributions
My wife and I stopped in on a Friday in late June and were absolutely blown away by the service and the quality of the wine we had. First of all, like the name might imply, Villa Bellezza is a gorgeous Italian-style venue that offers excellent wine and some Italian style foods. The property was well-cared for and the little Italian-style made one think they had stopped off the tour bus deep in the Tuscany region of Italy.

When we talked into the tasting room, we were immediately greeted by a cheerful and genuine greeter who introduced us to our server and really set such a positive tone for our full experience.

The wine tasting was excellent, one of the better ones I have had in my life (this was probably my 15th wine tasting) and we took home a couple bottles including their June wine of the month, the Terra (we regret not getting a whole case of this one)! Our server was knowledgeable but also was engaging on a personal level. A good combination of professional and warm. We didn't get any food but are planning to visit Pepin again next summer just for this place!
Written July 24, 2022
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hanspetruska
Chanhassen, MN24 contributions
We just had a couple from Sioux Falls, South Dakota that hired Petruska Photography, national award winning wedding photographers right here in Pepin, high up on the bluffs of Lake Pepin overlooking Villa Bellezza. We took there pictures as a surprise to the bride to be, Justin placed Heather on the bench at the fountain, than kneeled and proposed. Yes, Hans and Patty photographic artists got the shot, than we took them up to our Home-studio and here are the results. They loved what we created for them. The Villa also allowed us to photograph the couple in varies other great spots.
Written August 31, 2020
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Redjackco
Mankato, MN77 contributions
Truly a surprise for me. I thought this was going to be all show and no substance, so when friends suggested we visit Villa Bellezza for a weekend getaway, I was ambivalent. You see, I am not a fan of French-American hybrid wines. But the winery was impressive ad the wines equally so, altho we only tried a few whites and the sparkling rosé. Further, the staff was knowledgeable and friendly, unlike the snootiness one often finds at "name brand" California wineries. And the wines are reasonably priced. In sum: Very much worth a visit.
Written November 10, 2020
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JoeNathan9249
Saint Paul, MN5,679 contributions
Came here on a beautiful May Sunday. We had stopped here once before to try the wine (see picture below of tasting room).
Today we wanted to try the food.
There is a plaza with a fountain and on this particular day, blooming crabapple trees (please see below).
We tried a sausage pizza (to which we'd give a B). We also tried chicken alfredo pasta (which was at best ok. Not much taste).
One of us had a glass of white wine (also a B)
People here are very friendly and there were a number of people enjoying the nice day, the wine and the food.
It's a pretty place. We'll probably come back and try some different food.
Written May 15, 2022
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Alejandra C
Hudson, WI41 contributions
Friends
The place is lovely , great for photos too. The food and wine were delicious . The food was very late but the manager was very generous . We had a great time . It is close to Laura ingalls wilder’s birthplace so we made a whole day of it.
Written July 2, 2020
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Meema
Palm Beach, FL254 contributions
What a lovely place. It is beautifully decorated and laid out. The tasting facility and clean, pretty and efficient. The ladies were knowledgeable and they took their time. We did not have lunch as we ran out of ti,e but a beautiful place for an event!
Written October 18, 2021
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Emma G
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Friends
First of all, this place is beautiful! I have been here a handful of times and I’ve never been disappointed. The wine is delicious and the food is even better. I recently had the chicken tortellini pasta that was a special for the night and it was honestly the best pasta I have ever had! Thank you Villa Belleza, I will be back soon!
Written January 23, 2021
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Sigrid R
Minneapolis, MN66 contributions
Friends
On a beautiful winter day, my friend and I went on an eagle watch tour around Lake Pepin - actually it is the Mississippi River. We were in a good mood and wanted to stop for a glass of wine and may be buying some bottles. The building is wonderful. But that is where it ends. We were greeted by a disgruntled person. We wanted to taste the wine before we bought it. On a blinking sign on the road it said "FREE TASTING". Well, inside, we found out that the first tasting costs $2 and three tastings cost $5. We told the person that we wanted to taste what we would by. If we didn't like it, we would not buy, but if we did like it, we would. She did not budge, and so we left. I have driven by there many times and finally stopped there for the first time. But it also was my last time.
Written December 28, 2013
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Tracey O
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States2 contributions
Couples
My husband and I were excited to try this new-ish winery out. The grounds and building were very pretty and comparable to even some of the Napa/Sonoma Valley wineries we visited in July. However, the wine was horrible! Literally, we dumped it all out during our tasting and the white supposedly "award winning" wine smelled and tasted like cat urine! Truly, I could buy a bottle of $10 wine at any local liquor store and it would be 10 times better. The reds were all awful with the exception of the Cotes Pepin which was just somewhat average and bearable. We were shocked that any wine maker could possibly serve this. Save yourself time and skip this place if you actually want wine that is drinkable!
Written August 24, 2013
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chilled79
Eau Claire, WI50 contributions
Couples
Villa Bellezza is a beautiful new winery in Pepin, Wi. It is a charming place that felt like northern California or Europe. The wine was very good too...some were better than others. Definitely worth the stop if you are along the River Road in western Wisconsin.
Written September 20, 2012
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Villa Bellezza is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Wed 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu - Fri 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM