Warm up your winter with us on our annual ‘Winter Winery Tour’ that explores three unique wineries in the St. Croix River Valley on select Saturday’s throughout the winter months. During this outing, you will have the opportunity to take in both the sights and the wine that this vibrant region has to offer.
To begin this event, our GetKnit Gurus will meet and greet you before we board our luxury coach bus, which will carry us throughout our days travels as we seek out some of the finest wineries in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Our first stop for the day will be to the family owned and operated Winehaven Winery, Chisago County’s first estate winery. Winehaven has become a cornerstone of Minnesota winemaking, producing highly acclaimed wines that capture the distinctive flavors of its vineyards and region.
From there, we will head to the river valley’s newest winery – Rustic Roots Winery. Here we’ll be welcomed with a tasting of five locally made wines paired with a scrumptious appetizer of house-made dips including a Greek Whipped Feta Dip with pita, tomato, olives and Housemade Butternut Squash Hummus with candied pepitas and pita. Followed by a delicious lunch of your choice: Turkey and Brie Sandwich, Roasted Brussel Sprout Salad, Harvest Roasted Vegetable Flatbread, or a bowl of Chicken Wild Rice soup. After we’ve refueled, you’ll have some free time to order up another beverage, explore the winery, or just kick up your feet and take in the beautiful views of the valley from our private space inside the winery.
Making our final stop at Chateau St. Croix Winery and Vineyard, a European-styled winery located in the rolling hills of the River Valley, we’ll be guided through the winery, learning about wine-making traditions and techniques while sampling their diverse portfolio of wines.
Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional glasses and bottles of wine to your heart’s content.
As the day draws to a close and we make our return trip, we are sure that you will head home with memories almost as rich as the wine we tasted.