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“Nice find!”

Carlos Creek Winery
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Lansing, Michigan
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“Nice find!”
Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We are visiting from Michigan and this winery was recommended. Always up for a nice glass of wine so we decided to pay a visit. What a nice place! The staff was very friendly and explained the wines during our sampling quite well.
We took the tour and, again, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable on the process and the grapes used at Carlos Creek.
We bought a case of wine and sat outside and enjoyed a few glasses before we left.
Two thumbs up to Carlos Creek Winery. We will return.

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Minnesota
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“Do not miss when visiting Alexandria”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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“Worth the detour from Detroit Lakes”
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 California but are made from Minnesota white Oak. we then had the tasting that was free as we had our Winery passports with us..we have gotten the hot dish red before and liked it so we went more for summer sipping wine..got two bottles of White Marquette ( Wonderful!) , a bottle of Peach Street and one of harvest white both light and very drinkable.
The only drawback is that it is somewhat hard to get to coming from the north ( not on 94) a lot of county roads and many turns at least according to Map Quest.

Visited June 2014
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riverbound, Owner at Carlos Creek Winery, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
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 in Class at the Riverside, CA International Wine Competition.

And thanks for letting us know about the difficulty you experienced navigating from the North. The most direct route from the North does take you on a number of County roads - thankfully they are all paved - and we think it's a most scenic drive! Please stop again when you are in Alexandria.
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Northern Minnesota
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“I'll go again when I'm in the area.”
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 idea that I'd love these locally crafted wines made from fruit grown right at the winery.

Visited April 2014
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riverbound, Owner at Carlos Creek Winery, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
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 have a good time together and we are happy to be one of them. Stop by again when you are in the area.
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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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“Minnesota Winery worth the drive!”
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 great stop on our trip.

Visited June 2014
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riverbound, Owner at Carlos Creek Winery, responded to this review, June 28, 2014
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!
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