4 Great Ways to Sample Wines Around the Twin Cities

May 07, 2015


What's not to love about wine tastings? You get to sample some of the best varieties while meeting new people and maybe even learning a thing or two. Start your education with these great opportunities in and around the Twin Cities.

Twin Cities Wine Education

Think of this organization as a university of wine. They stage tasting classes at different locations around Minneapolis and St. Paul, usually centering around a specific type or label. You can also arrange private tastings for parties or special occasions. Twin Cities Wine uses their blog and e-newsletter to share reviews, recommendations and an overview of the local wine scene.

Renee's Royal Valet Wine Tours

Do it up in style with a limousine tour of award-winning wineries in the Twin Cities area. The tours feature four different routes and you can select your customized itinerary from the wineries along your chosen trail. Tours range from three to six hours, so gather some friends, sit back and enjoy the experience.

Salem Glen Winery
5211 - 60th Avenue SW
Rochester 55902

Salem Glen is a family-owned boutique winery that uses only regionally-grown grapes. You may even catch a glimpse of Haley the vineyard dog on your visit. Free tours are offered on Saturdays along with live music for your enjoyment.

North Loop Wine & Spirits
218 Washington Avenue N.
Minneapolis 55401

North Loop regularly stocks more than 6,500 bottles of wine, so you're bound to find a new favorite. Wine tastings are held each Friday and Saturday with a 10 percent discount given on purchases of any of the featured wines. The shop is also a regular venue for many of the Twin Cities Wine classes. If you're a beer aficionado, stop in on Tuesdays for tastings including some of their more than 300 brands.

Wine tasting is a perfect activity for a group outing or a romantic date with your significant other. Have you attended a wine tasting? Give us a review in the comments!

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