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“Lovely setting, great people.”

Garvin Heights Vineyards
Ranked #13 of 36 things to do in Winona
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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190 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Lovely setting, great people.”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stopped in on a touring day, and the setting is very nice. Nestled high up in a very rural area, the day was beautiful.

At first look, the building was small, but the staff made up for it. We only did a tasting and shopped the fun merchandise. Again, these are Minnesota cold grape vintages--which the staff was careful to mention. You won't get the typical California wine taste.

As such the reds were more to our taste. We like drier wines, and they had two I liked. The bottles were reasonably priced, and they deducted the tasting price (only $5) when you bought a bottle.

Again, they were so helpful, and gave us directions to continue down to the Mississippi, and also some information on the Minnesota-Wisconsin wine trail.

The views from the outdoor patio are very nice, and it's a relaxing place to sit and wine.

A nice stop, decent wine, and a lot of local flavor.

Visited June 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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212 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 652 helpful votes
“Decent and inexpensive winery”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

This winery is about average from the others I have been too, but it is not bad for being a smaller winery. We tried the wine tasting and also the additional port tasting and the wines were great. I enjoyed the raspberry wine and mixed with the port was even better. The small tasting area was busy but we were still given good service, even though it felt a little rushed. The wine tasting is $5 which is refunded if you buy a bottle of wine, and the port tasting is $3 and you get to keep the glass. The drive to the top of the bluff where the winery is located is worth it too.

Visited April 2014
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Service was good. Wine was average for Minnesota wines. We bought a couple of bottles of two wines we tasted and liked. The red we bought must have been from a different year than what we tasted or something happened in the wine making process because it was nothing like what we tasted at the vineyard. It tasted of vinegar and was not even drinkable.

Visited July 2013
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Cut place with okay wine.”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

The place was nice, with a country view. We tried several wines, and they were okay, nothing impressive.

Visited October 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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92 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great view, slow service”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

We really lived the location but only found one wine that e liked. Our host was very friendly and suggested several places for dinner. We were refunded one of our $5.00 tasting fees because we bought one bottle. The place was nice but we were disappointed.

Visited August 2013
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