One last post about local Minnesota wineries, I am out of time to visit anymore over the next few days and most of the short road trip ones have been crossed off the list. Might need to start planning a few day trips to visit the rest of the wineries.
Winehaven is about a 20 minute drive from Saint Croix Vineyards and was having a Barrel Tasting on Saturday. The wine tasting was free and you even got a sample right from the barrel of their Marquette Reserve.
They had a mix of specialty fruit wines, white wines and red wines available. We started with the fruit, moved to white, finished with the red and the special barrel tasting.
Loaded with flavor, this wine contains more than one and a half pounds of raspberries per bottle!
Fresh Minnesota grown strawberries and rhubarb unite to create a wine with the perfect combination of sweetness and tartness. Like summer in a bottle!
A smooth, nicely balanced wine with a crisp, delicious finish that boasts a spectacular perfume of honey which is accompanied by an intriguing array of floral scents.
Made from the winter-hardy La Crescent grape, this wine delivers delightful fruity aromas and flavors that are true to its Midwestern roots. A crisp, delicious finish makes the La Crescent an excellent choice with seafood.
Floral aromas blend with pear and pineapple tones to create a pleasant mix of citrus and spice at the finish. Excellent with Asian cuisine
Slippery Slope® Ice Wine
A delicious luxury borne of patience and snow-covered hillsides.
This wine is made from frozen grapes harvested by hand during the pre-dawn hours on our vineyard’s Slippery Slope
A highly approachable, low-tannin wine that tastes of cherry and plum. Our newest release from the winter-hardy Chisago grape.
Known for its attractive deep red color, our Marquette wine contains desirable aromas of cherry, black pepper, spice and berry.
This full bodied wine features toasted oak flavors woven together by nuances of black cherry and berry. The long, satisfying finish makes this wine the perfect complement to beef or pasta dishes.
This light and refreshing medium-dry red wine contains berry aromas with a subtle oak finish. Excellent with your favorite beef, pork or pasta dishes.
This soft, medium-dry, red wine from the winter-hardy St. Croix grape offers pleasant berry-like fruitiness in the nose and mouth. A rare find, this wine is an excellent complement to pork, lamb, poultry, or spicy food.
Deer Garden Red
A semi-sweet red wine with bright cherry aromas and flavors. One of a kind from our patented Chisago grapes grown on the sloping hillsides of Lake Ellen.
A delicious, medium-bodied wine, boasting deep berry flavors and toasty-oak overtones.
This rich, premium port offers a seductive combination of luscious blackcurrant and cherry flavors culminating in an intense, lingering finish. Pairs well with dark chocolate and aged cheeses.
It was interesting to talk to the owner and try the Marquette Reserve right from the barrel using a wine thief. It was the wine that I enjoyed the most with a nice full body and noticeable fruit.
We picked up a bottle of the Honeywine, grabbed two glasses and sat down to enjoy some sunshine and relaxation before heading on a hike.