Carlos Creek Winery is a Minnesota winery located in Alexandria, MN. We produce over 20 varieties, specializing in wines made from Minnesota grapes and apples. Our most popular wines are our MN Nice Series, including Hot Dish Red, Wobegon White and You Betcha Blush. Our winery is one of the oldest in Minnesota and was established in 1999.
We wanted to create a Minnesota winery experience that was fun, approachable and informative. A place where people could come and enjoy great wines and a great experience. Wine should be welcoming, fun, and most importantly, really, really good! Drinking a seriously good wine doesn't mean you can't have fun, and having fun doesn't mean you can't be drinking seriously good wine. That really is the heart of what we do and we hope you stop by and become a part of it. - The Bredesons
Carlos Creek Winery is located in Alexandria, MN and was recently voted Minnesota's Best Winery in a customer poll sponsored by WCCO TV. Situated on 160 acres with 20 acres of vineyards surrounding the tasting room, we are open year-round for wine tasting and complimentary tours. We offer live music every weekend and our Minnesota Nice Deli is open year-round. Each September our annual Grape Stomp Festival - three days of wine, artists, food and live music - attracts over 15,000 visitors. Will you be 15,001?
introducing our newest adult beverage - hard apple cider!!!
Come try our newest adult beverage, "Apple Hopper" Hard Apple Cider. We'll be pouring free samples all weekend.
OUR CIDER-MAKER, BRETT MURPHY'S TASTING NOTES:
Off-dry cider generously hopped with Cascade and Citra hops that provide pine, citrus, and tropical aromas. Light bodied, crisp, and bursting with ripe fruit flavor, it's built on a refreshing apple foundation. ABV: 8%
The technique we used for adding the hops is called ‘dry hopping’ where the hops are added after fermentation and then screened out after a short period of time. The goal is to impart the aromas of the hops. Only a small amount of hop flavor and bittering is achieve with the 'dry hopping’ method.
Cascade and Citra hops are hop varieties developed in the US and are among the most popular used in the craft brewing industry. They’re most commonly used in American pale ales, and American IPA styles of beer.
FUN FACT: Not only was Brett the chief fermentation engineer on this project, he also designed the logo!
GIVE MEMBERSHIP AS A GIFT!
Gift a Wine Club Membership and your gift arrives all year! Membership Benefits include:
- 3 Bottles of Wine Each Quarter
- Free Wine Tasting at the Winery
- 15% Off All Wine Purchases at the Winery
- 10% Off Retail Purchases at the Winery
- Quarterly Pick-up Parties
Sept & may
- Daily: 12-6
- Live Music Sat from 2-6:00
- Live Music Sun from 1-5:00
october - april
- Sun-Thur: 12-5
- Fri & Sat: 12-6
- Live Music Sat from 2-6:00
june - August
- Daily: 11-6
- Live Music Fri & Sat from 2-6:00
- Live Music Sunday from 1-5:00