Northern Vineyards Winery
Open: Year Round
Northern Vineyards Winery is situated in eastern Minnesota's St. Croix wine country.Â Â From our location in the quaint downtown area of Stillwater you can enjoy one of our delightful, award winning wines as you take in the panoramic view of the scenic St. Croix River and the historic Lift Bridge that connects Minnesota and Wisconsin.fold bridge. Northern Vineyards is one of the featured Minnesota wineries on the Three Rivers Wine Trail.Â The Three Rivers Wine Trail is the oldest in the state and offers the opportunity to experience five local wineries.Â Northern Vineyards is also a member of the Minnesota Farm Winery Association.
History Northern Vineyards Winery has been making wines since 1977, one of the oldest Minnesota wineries in operation.Â In 1983 the Minnesota Winegrowers Cooperative acquired Northern Vineyards as a means of making and selling wines from the grapes produced by our grower members.Â We are one of the first wine cooperatives in the United States and the only one of the local wineries.Â Our members' vineyards are located throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.Â Robin Partch, our winemaker and manager, came on board in 1989 and has been producing award winning wines ever since.
The people were great. Friendly and awesome service. The wines were ok. Not like I'm a super wine snob, but mad dog 20/20 and boons farm I think are better. But the place is nice, wines not my style.
Terrible service during our wine tasting. I felt like just a number instead of being treated as a paying customer. Not personable at all and kind of pushy. We got no menus and were barely told what we were trying, the wine was terrible. Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone!
Went in for a tasting with friends and the customer service was very poor. Also, not a fan of the wines. They were too sweet.
A must-stop for 21+ wine lovers, Northern Vineyards Winery is an excellent place to pre-game before touring the town. The staff is very friendly, talkative, and will usually give you more to "sample" than what you've purchased. Visit during the summer and enjoy sipping wine from local Minnesota grapes while taking in the view of the river and lift-bridge from their vine-covered balcony.
The people were reasonably friendly, but the wines were crap. Didn't like a single one.