The stunningly gorgeous scenery of the Mississippi River Valley is home to a wide variety of wineries.
The top wineries to look at include:
Villa Bellezza, Pepin, WI
With its gentle climate and one of the oldest valley floors in Lake Pepin, this region is a prime destination for an authentic wine tasting. Savor the scenic beauty of this location and make sure to take time to explore the surrounding acres.
Danzinger Winery, Alma, WI
Nestled on the bluffs of Lake Pepin and overlooking the Mississippi River, it attracts visitors from all over. Aside from its spectacularly beautiful location, Danzinger offers a full complement of wine tasting options. The 20-minute drive from Minneapolis St Paul is well worth it!
Elmaro Vineyards, Trempealeau, WI
Nestled in Trempealeau, Wi, the views from the vineyards can be seen from the highest peak across Lake Pepin. The grounds are filled with striking and beautiful flowers and landscaping that sets a perfect backdrop for the vineyard and winery itself. They are continuously striving to improve the quality of their wines, creating new blends for different occasions at holidays or times of the year that may call for it.
Falconer Vineyards, Red Wing, MN
Offering a stunning view of the shoreline and only a short train ride from the Twin Cities, your day trip here can be enjoyed regardless of your hometown. Falconer’s features include Winery open year-round, picnic area available, gift shop with wine and gourmet foods, as well as locally produced cheese, sandwiches, quiche, and salads available for purchase.
Seven Hawks Vineyards, Fountain City, WI
While on your trip to Lake Pepin, stop by Seven Hawks vineyards. This family-owned winery makes small-batch wines that matter. The quality is uncompromised, and the wine pairs with foods well. Since Seven Hawks vineyards use locally grown grapes in all of its wines, it is a unique way to experience the region’s dining options.
Maiden Rock Cidery, Stockholm, WI
What’s not to love about Maiden Rock Cidery in Lake Pepin? They make their unique ciders from apples picked on their orchard and other local growers and sources. This small-batch cider is an example of a craft, healthy hard cider done right.