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Carlos Creek Winery

Carlos Creek Winery Carlos Creek Winery is located in Minnesota's only federally recognized viticultural area, Alexandria Lakes. Our tasting room is open year round, with the exception of Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Hours are 11-6 Monday through Saturday and noon-6 Sunday. Complimentary tours of our production facility are offered at 2:00 and 4:00 each day. We have live music every Saturday from 2:00 to 6:00. Tastings are $5, and include a souvenir Carlos Creek wine glass. Spend an afternoon at Carlos Creek! Tour our 160-acre grounds, rent a four-seater Surrey bike, explore North America's largest living maze, bring your skis & enjoy the cross-country trails through our orchards, or take a dogsled ride through our grounds. If you're visiting on a weekend, we have live music at the winery during the afternoon and early evening every Saturday all year long. Check our web site for bands. Just three miles north of Alexandria, Minnesota, a visit to Carlos Creek Winery is a wonderful addition to your vacation, special outing, or corporate event. You can't experience Alexandria until you've experienced Carlos Creek Winery.

From Interstate 94, turn at the Alexandria Exit (mile marker 103). Go north on State Highway 29 (which is also Broadway - Alexandria's main street) drive approx. 3 1/2 miles through downtown Alexandria until you reach the stop light on 3rd Avenue. Take a right onto 3rd Avenue, following Highway 29 north to the next stoplight on Nokomis Street. Take a left (going north) at the stop light on Nokomis/Highway 29. About 1/2 mile down the road you'll need to turn onto County Road 42/ North Nokomis Street. Turn at the Little Dukes gas station. (This turn can be an easy turn to miss so watch for the County Road 42 sign.) Follow County Road 42 until you pass a local hot spot called Bug-a-Boo Bay. Shortly after 42 will split off to the right. Stay to the left.

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6693 County Road 34 NW, Alexandria, MN, US, 56308 Email:
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  Apple Blueberry
nner Bronze Medal - 2003 Finger LakesInternational Wine Competition; Bronze Medal - 2003 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging; Silver Medal - 2002 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging.
  Apple Peach
Peach lovers will absolutely love this wine with its rich, fruity, peach flavors and melting apple aromas.
  Apple Strawberry
Fruity apple characters with supple strawberry flavors.
  Cabernet Sauvignon
Juicy berry flavors, toasty oak and medium tannins make this full bodied, medium-dry wine an excellent choice for the novice as well as the connoisseur. It is fast becoming the wine of choice for many of our local patrons.
Often made with Apple, Pear, Vanilla, Fig, Peach, Pineapple, Melon, Citrus, Lemon, Grapefruit, Honey, Spice, Butterscotch, Butter or Hazelnut flavourings. Chardonnay takes well to Oak aging and barrel fermentation. It is easy to manipulate with techniques such as sur lie aging and malolactic fermentation. Our Chardonnay is a medium-bodied Chardonnay that delivers a nice, refreshing, fruity flavor, with a hint of toasty oak.
Malbec is popular in Argentina and Chile. While it once was also grown in Bordeaux, it is not as commonly used here in modern years. This black grape creates a rustic, mid-bodied wine, but is most often used in blending with other wines. In Argentina it is almost the most-planted red grape, and is the third most planted in Chile.
Gentle, dark berry flavors and a whisper of toasted oak will come through in just the first few sips. The gentle velvet and smooth "drink me now" appeal, will show you why Carlos Creek Winery's Merlot is one of our best nation-wide sellers.
Also known as Muscat Blanc and Muscat Canelli. With pronounced spice and floral notes it can also be used for blending. A versatile grape that can turn into anything from Asti Spumante and Muscat de Canelli to a dry wine like Muscat d'Alsace.
  Peach Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay blended with natural Peach Flavors. A medium-bodied Chardonnay that delivers a nice, refreshing, fruity flavor, with a hint of toasty oak and peach.
  Pinot Grigio
  Pinot Noir
  Port Wine
  Red Zinfandel
Red Zinfandel is an "American Classic" wine. The color of a Zin is deep red, bordering on black. With predominant raspberry flavors and a spicy aroma, Zinfandels can be bold and intense as well as light and fruity. It is a spicy, peppery wine, with a hint of fruity flavor. Flavor such as cherry, wild berry and plum with notes of leather and earth are often the taste range. Zinfandel goes well with "typical American" food - pizza, burgers, etc. It's hearty enough to match up with thick red sauces.
Perhaps the world's most misunderstood white grape variety, and in our estimation, the world's finest. This luscious, medium-sweet Riesling is crisp and refreshing, with a surprisingly fresh taste and clean finish. Sweeter than the Johannisberg, this wine is also a local favorite.
  Sparkling Hard Apple Cider
  White Sangiovese
  White Zinfandel
White Zinfandel is a pale-rosé, or blush wine (the American term for Rosé which refers to any light pink wine) that's very sweet. It is delicious with cream-based-sauce and pasta, with fish, pork, and other "lighter" meals. It tends to have light and citrus flavors - orange, vanilla, strawberry, raspberry, cherry. In addition, new White Zinfandels have fruit juices added to them right before bottling to create new flavored versions.


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