Minnesota Wine

presents some of the greatest cold-climate challenges of any wine-producing state. Vines must often be laid down and buried in dirt to keep them alive through the winter. But despite the labor and economic hardship involved, the number of dedicated growers is surprisingly high, with over 400 members in the Minnesota Grape Growers’ Association. Though winter temperatures drop as low as -30 F, the climate has not deterred those like Elmer Swenson, the noted horticulturist and grape hybridizer. Through more than half a century of dedicated work, Swenson created commercially-successful, cold-climate varieties (e.g. Edelweiss and St. Croix). For two decades the University of Minnesota has furthered cultivar hybridizing and cold-climate viticultural research. The University's 1995 introduction of Frontenac, a hybrid red variety able to withstand the cold without burial, has spawned a whole new generation of optimists about Minnesota’s wine future. This state actively funds viticulture and oenology programs Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Minnesota View all

  • Frontenac

    Frontenac’s overall viticultural performance and excellent wine quality are directly responsible for its success in M...

  • Marechal Foch

    Marechal Foch (aka. Foch, Kuhlmann 188-2) is a vigorous, early-ripening variety, with good winter hardiness. It is we...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Popular Wineries in Minnesota View all

  • Cannon River Winery

    Located in the heart of historic downtown Cannon Falls, our award-winning wine is handcrafted on-...

  • St. Croix Vineyards

    Saint Croix Vineyards has grown to become one of Minnesota's largest and best known wineries, pro...

  • Olde Country Winery

    We have nearly everything you can think of in order to make your own beers and wines at home. We...

  • Kitchak Cellars

    Kitchak Cellars is a producer of unique and exceptional ultra high premium wines. This is a very...

  • Carlos Creek Winery

    Carlos Creek Winery was founded in 1997, and the doors to the winery were officially opened in J...

  • Falconer Vineyards

    Falconer Vineyards began as a vineyard on our property in Red Wing, Minnesota in 1999 and opened ...

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  • Kinky Blue Liqueur NV


    omg!!! i love this!!!! i pour it over ice,pinnapple juice and little splash of sprite!!! this is now my fav and i keep an extra bottle just in case friends stop by!! Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Kinky Blue Liqueur NV


    This is the best stuff! mix it with 7 up or just drink it straight. A fun Liquor that is smooth. I actually had it straight on ice.. It sure would be nice to be able to find it, as it is pretty scarce. It's competition "X" in the same bottle and the same color is a combo with grapefruit juice and is NO COMPARISON to KINKY!! Congrats Crosby... Read More

    Wine review by pphotog

  • Kinky Blue Liqueur NV


    Have not yet tried Kinky but I think the bottle is very pretty. Read More

    Wine review by Jrwallace444

  • Kinky Blue Liqueur NV


    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Kinky Blue Liqueur NV


    It's really hard for me to find a drink that I really like, but this one is very good. I don't like a drink that tastes like liquor, and this one does't. It's very smooth and fruity. I hope this isn't for sale just for the Valentine's Holiday, because I would like to continue buying this. I have to say also, the bottle is soooo pretty just t... Read More

    Wine review by sassalynne

  • Kinky Blue Liqueur NV


    absolutley delicious. my new favorite drink Read More

    Wine review by clopton1018

  • Forestedge Rhubarb Rhubarb Wine


    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Kinky Blue Liqueur NV


    Delicious and mixes well. Read More

    Wine review by taranceg

  • Farmer's Organic Gin


    First, I must note that this gin is NOT from Scotland-- it hails from Minnesota, in the American heartland, which is why I bought a bottle (in the interests of keeping my carbon footprint small). I'm cringing my way through the bottle, regretting the purchase: horribly high proof, for one thing, and though I saw the 93 on the bottle, I was seduc... Read More

    Wine review by courgette

  • Kinky Blue Liqueur NV


    Very good taste. The mango juice in it doesn't overpower the passion fruit or the blood orange flavor. Read More

    Wine review by llwade65

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