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.
We recently had our wedding at the Carlos Creek Winery and had the most amazing experience! From communication with our Coordinator to execution the day of, everything was very seamless and better than we expected. Carlos Creek caters in and our food was incredible-- shocking they don't make it at the venue. I would recommend Carlos Creek Winery as a wedding venue to anyone as they helped make our day more special than we could imagine.
Wow a winery in Minnesota? Yes a good one at that. Very informative. I found the staff very helpful and friendly. The service was outstanding. The wine was great. They have some snacks to help clear the palette. A definite good stop.
Great atmosphere with a good selection of wines made from grapes around the US. Local music on the weekends.
Went for the grape stomp, purchased a bunch of drink tickets. The "man cave" didn't have any ciders (despite it being 2016). So I gave my 3 last tickets ($15) to the guy pouring and said "let the next people use them, I was hoping for cider" The next person that came up still had to give a ticket for a drink. They asked for a tickets for the guy after that. I actually interjected and reminded the guy that I gave him 3 tickets and they shouldn't have to pay for their drinks. I was frustrated that unless I watched it no one would have gotten anything out of my wasted $15. Maybe have cider, guys. And staff that gives a crap.
I attended a wedding at the winery, and I wasn’t in the bridal party, but my date was. So I got to explore the grounds and experience all the other parts of the winery while the bridal party took pictures. First of all, the place is gorgeous and well-kept. Everyone I came across who worked for the winery was extremely helpful. The free wine tour and wine sampling system offered were a great start to my day long adventure there. The wedding was in the grand stables, and everything flowed flawlessly. Michelle and her staff were helpful along every step of the way, and were hands down the most genuine and fun people I've met. Keep up the good work! You can’t go wrong having a wedding here, or any wine outing.