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Take a tour of southern Minnesota wineries

Residents December 4, 2012

wineries in Minnesota   Over the past few years Southern Minnesota has turned into one of the hot spots in launching great new wineries.  A recent article in the Mankato Free Press went as far as to call it the Napa Valley of the North!  If you are a fan of wine tastings and want to check out some great home grown products check out some of the events that are going on at these fine wineries right here in the Southern Minnesota region. Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery Kasota | | Google Map 

Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery is Minnesota’s newest farm winery. The vineyard and winery sits on the right bank of the Chankaska Creek near Kasota, Minnesota. Chankaska is a native Dakota Indian name meaning forest-enclosed and vineyard visitors will delight in the natural setting of the southern Minnesota River Valley. Hand-crafted, Chanakska Wines’ artisan winemaking techniques ensure a transformation from hearty grapes on the vine to a flavorful wine experience.

Indian Island Winery Janesville | | Google Map

Indian Island Winery is a family owned and operated business built on historic Native American grounds. Indian Island focuses on making wines that are 100% Minnesota grown and produced. The winery has a beautiful patio with campfires to enjoy (weather permitting) as well as a large indoor space with a stage for our weekly performers. Come and enjoy award-winning wines and great meals at Indian Island Winery.

Morgan Creek Vineyards  Rural Mankato | | Google Map

Morgan Creek Vineyards’ eco-friendly underground winery provides perfect cellar temperature for wine production, and creates an inviting atmosphere for tasting room and gift shop visitors. The winery overlooks a magnificent oak tree surrounded by groves and vineyards. Specializing in German, French, and American style wines, the winery offers seasonal performing arts and culinary events, weekly live music, and wine appetizers baked in their European wood fired oven.