River Road Winery Tour
Hop on our luxury coach for a wine adventure you will not soon forget. Join Taste Twin Cities on a tour of three of the premier wineries located along the St. Croix River Valley. On our way to the first winery we will learn about the history of wine and enjoy the views along the historic river road. The first winery is Minnesota's oldest winery established in 1977, Northern Vineyard. We will sample wine and enjoy the views of the St. Croix River and its historic lift bridge. Next up is the newest winery in Wisconsin, Belle Vinez. This is a Zimmerman Family owned winery along with a small eatery featuring little bites that complement their wines. Their brick oven pizza's can be added onto your tickets and they'll be ready when you arrive. Or order a few small bits to bring along on the bus to our final winery. At Cannon River Winery, who won the Best of Show awards at the 2012 Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience, you will receive a private sampling in their tasting room that was the historical Lee Chevrolet service station. Time will be available to purchase your favorite bottle(s) of wine at each winery for your enjoyment on our coach or save it for a special occasion.
Noon - 6pm on select Saturdays in September and October
- 6 hour guided tour of local wineries throughout the river side of the Twin Cities
- Transportation provided with our air conditioned coach bus
- 3 wineries, with multiple wine tastings
- Souvenir glasses
- Food available at Belle Vinez
Starting location begins at LaSalle Plaza (825 Hennepin Ave), located on Hennepin Ave between 8th & 9th Street; ends at Metro Building (80 9th Street S). Right outside of Rock Bottom Brewery.
- Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in.
- Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
- Multiple parking ramps are available right in the area or choose metered parking
This tour includes our fun open air bus April - October, and our luxury coach November - March
Public tours must have a minimum of 12 people booked for tour to operate. You will receive notice the day before the tour if minimums are NOT achieved. If minimums are not met, tickets will be fully refunded or rescheduled for a different tour date.
Cancellation Policy: Since this is a high demand tour, all tickets sold are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged or rescheduled. The tour is held rain or shine.
Looking for a private tour, wanting to celebrate an occasion or have a group larger than 12 people, please check out our private tour packages and CONTACT US to arrange for a private tour.