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“Quaint and Charming”

Carlos Creek Winery
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Official Wine of Minnesota 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 self-guided tours through our wine cave are offered during our open hours. Owner's Production Tours are offered Saturdays at 1:00 and 3:00 for $5. Wine sampling is $9 for 5-6 samples of wine 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 800 people will stomp grapes.
Reviewed August 17, 2014

Loved the wine tasting and sampled many wonderful wines. Ground are beautiful. Tour was small but informative. Overall terrific experience, will return.

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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.

1  Thank Preston B
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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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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.

1  Thank MinnScooter
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riverbound, Owner at Carlos Creek Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

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