Carlos Creek Winery
Open: Year Round
Carlos Creek Winery is located in the Alexandria Lakes area in west central Minnesota and in the heart of Minnesota's first Federally Approved Viticultural Area (AVA). Our 15 acres of vineyards are planted with cold-hearty grape varieties that can withstand 30 degrees below without protection. Our orchards are planted with a variety of apple trees that are grown exclusively for our wine production. Carlos Creek Winery is owned and operated by the Bredeson family. Many people ask us how we got into the wine business.
Really great place for weddings and events, very beautiful grounds. Live music was very enjoyable. The winery has become much more commercialized though. Flights used to be more personalized and the staff more flexible, now they're predetermined to 6 options. Everything is understandable, as a business wants to grow. Just not what we were used to on our vacation tradition.
The winery itself is very beautiful, and I enjoyed the majority of their wines. Their reds are good (better than their whites), and I especially enjoyed the Marquette. Worth the trip if you are in the Alexandria area.
Great staff! Great wine! Music was a bit too eclectic.
Was there for the grape stomp. Beautiful grounds and well organized.
Was a busy, but nice atmosphere. The staff was standoffish and not really too friendly. The wine flights were predetermined, which I didn't care for and the wine & hard cider were not that good. Overall disappointed in my visit there.