Events

Grape Stomp 2016
Sep
16
Sep 18

Grape Stomp 2016

  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH: Admission $5 - Open NOON - 7:00PM
  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH: Admission $5 - Open 10:00AM - 7:00PM
  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH: Admission $3 - Open 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Come experience our Grape Stomp and Fall Festival held annually the second weekend after Labor Day. The three day festival is packed with excitement including 12 bands on 4 stages, over 100 food, juried artist and marketplace vendors, a logging camp show, man cave with beer (Schell's Brewery), wine tasting, and of course Grape Stomping !! Shuttles run from the Runestone Community Center (additional parking) and many Alexandria hotels, plus there’s plenty of on-site parking. Click here for more details.

Applefest
Oct
22
11:00 am11:00

Applefest

Family Fun Day at the Winery! No Admission Charge
Bring the kids and enjoy Fall in the vineyard. FREE Horse-drawn wagon rides, Pumpkin-Chunkin Catapult Demonstrations, Pie Eating Contest, Quilt Show and Live Quilt Auction at 2:00, Food Vendors, Wine Tasting, Beer & Cider.

Live Bands:

Locklin Road (Irish) from 2:00-6:00

Purdy River Band (Bluegrass) from Noon-2:00 & 4:00-6:00


CUBA Travel Show
Jun
12
2:00 pm14:00

CUBA Travel Show

Travel with Carlos Creek Winery to this charming and unspoiled country! Learn more about our great nine-day trip which includes all hotels, most meals, excursions and airfare - for under $3700 per person. Travel dates are June 2017. Only 5 rooms remain! See our full travel brochure for more details: http://static1.squarespace.com/static/535ee578e4b0daaf97db7663/t/56aa6ab057eb8d1b0b101810/1454009016201/Cuba+Brochure+Web.pdf

Wine Barrel Beer Tap
May
29
12:00 pm12:00

Wine Barrel Beer Tap

The brewer's at Schell's have made a special beer and aged it in one of our retired Marquette wine barrels. The beer will be tapped and served on Sunday, May 29th as part of Alexandria's Wake the Lakes Memorial Weekend celebration. We'll also have live music from 10am - 6pm. Food trucks, beer and wine will be available all day. Our Awake the Grapes 5K & 10K vineyard runs will be held the same day starting at 8:00 am. Run the race - then stay for some great food, one of a kind beer, and fun music!

Awake the Grapes Runs
May
29
8:00 am08:00

Awake the Grapes Runs

Alexandria Figure Skating Club/Kiwanis Club is excited to bring to you the 6th annual Awake the Grapes 10K and 5K! This event will take place on the beautiful grounds of Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria, MN.

Proceeds from this run will go to the Alexandria Figure Skating Club/Kiwanis Club to help support both clubs. Each racer participating in the 10K and 5K will receive a Awake the Grapes long sleeved t-shirt if registered online by midnight on May 25, 2016.

Onsite registration will be open.  Shirts will not be available at onsite registration.
Schedule
7:30 - 8:45 am Registration/Chip pick up
9:00 am - 10K Race start
9:15 am - 5K Race start
 

REGISTER HERE: https://www.zapevent.com/userlogin.aspx?eventid=10041

MEMORIAL WEEKEND!
May
28
May 29

MEMORIAL WEEKEND!

Join us for Memorial Weekend!

FRIDAY:
Open 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. Stop in and stock up on CCW wines for the cabin!

SATURDAY:
Open 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. 
Live Music with BAT from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Food Truck & Beer Served
FREE Horse Drawn Wagon Rides from 1:00-5:00

SUNDAY:
Open 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
AWAKE THE GRAPES 5K & 10K RUNS Begin at 8:00 am
WINE BARREL BEER TAP
  Schell's Brewery Taps our Marquette Barrel filled with a special beer only available today!
  Beer, Wine & Food available throughout the day.
  Wine Barrel Auction for Wounded Warrior Project
  Live Music! 10:00 - 2:00: Anthony Miltich | 2:00-6:00 BAT Bennett
  FREE Horse Drawn Wagon Rides from 1:00-5:00

MONDAY:
Open Noon-6:00 pm
 

Mother's Day
May
8
12:00 pm12:00

Mother's Day

Celebrate Mother's Day at the Winery with free Mimosas for all Moms, live music both inside with Josie Nelson and outside with T-Bone Rey. Art Bar 39 will also be offering a Rustic Art class. A separate fee of $49 is required for the class. Register Here.

West Central MN Grape Grower's Workshop
May
7
9:00 am09:00

West Central MN Grape Grower's Workshop

"SPRAYING FOR EXCELLENCE" Our sixth annual workshop will feature industry experts with programs for irradiating fungus, lessening winter damage and reducing pests. We'll also have a hands-on afternoon of pruning, propagating and production tours! And our "Bring Your Own Wine" Lunch is fabulous and included. $35 fee includes workshop, lunch & breaks. Growers under contract with Carlos Creek receive complimentary admission.

View Agenda Here

May
3
3:30 pm15:30

Wine Tasting 101

WINE TASTING 101 - $20

Learn how to read wine labels, why we swirl wine in the glass, and how to smell, taste and describe wine. Offered Tuesday - Thursday at 1:00 and some Sundays. On-line reservations are required. Class is  45 minutes.

Bootlegger's Bash
Apr
30
5:00 pm17:00

Bootlegger's Bash

Bigger and better than ever, the Bootleggers Bash is a 1920’s speakeasy-themed dance and dinner held at the beautiful Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria, MN. Live dance music for the evening is performed by the Night Owls.

All ticket prices include tax.

Murder Mystery Dinner - SOLD OUT
Apr
16
7:00 pm19:00

Murder Mystery Dinner - SOLD OUT

"MURDER AT THE ABBEY"

Join us for a Downton Abbey inspired Murder Mystery Dinner, an evening filled with gossip and intrigue. Find out who the murder is, will it be Carson the butler, Mary the socialite or the unassuming Sybal?

4 Course Dinner starts with appetizers, then salads, the main entree (always 2 choices, (please let us know if you need Gluten Free or Vegetarian) and ends with dessert. Price is $55/person. Beer and wine will be available to purchase.

Murder Mystery Dinner - SOLD OUT
Apr
15
7:00 pm19:00

Murder Mystery Dinner - SOLD OUT

"MURDER AT THE ABBEY"

Join us for a Downton Abbey inspired Murder Mystery Dinner, an evening filled with gossip and intrigue. Find out who the murder is, will it be Carson the butler, Mary the socialite or the unassuming Sybal?

4 Course Dinner starts with appetizers, then salads, the main entree (always 2 choices, (please let us know if you need Gluten Free or Vegetarian) and ends with dessert. Price is $55/person. Beer and wine will be available to purchase.

Valentine Sweetheart Special
Feb
13
Feb 14

Valentine Sweetheart Special

 

Come out with your sweetheart to Carlos Creek Winery to celebrate Valentine's Day. Enjoy live Music on Saturday 2:00-6:00 and ArtBar39 couples painting class on Sunday (signup for the painting class through the ArtBar39.com site).

If you would like a special table reserved for two, please reserve your spot by purchasing a ticket for the Valentine's Sweetheart Special below! The reservation includes wine, cheese and chocolate pairing for two and your own table. Reservations are limited and are for one hour increments. 

The wine, cheese & chocolate pairings will be available without a reservation both Saturday & Sunday, but know space will be limited without a reservation. 

Downton Abbey Season Six Preview & Dinner
Dec
10
6:00 pm18:00

Downton Abbey Season Six Preview & Dinner

The evening begins with an elegant English dinner in the winery prepared by La Ferme. Wear your best Downton Abbey clothes and be prepared for elegance! Tickets for the dinner are extremely limited and can be purchased through Pioneer Public TV. Following dinner, we head to the Grand Stables at Carlos Creek for a one-hour preview of Season Six. Best Downton costumes, lots of Downton Swag and Silent Auction items. Admission to the preview is free! Beer and Wine available for purchase.

You can purchase tickets for the meal at: www.pioneer.org/carloscreek

Murder Mystery Dinner
Dec
5
7:00 pm19:00

Murder Mystery Dinner

"HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS" - Christmas Murder Mystery

Welcome to the holiday party, (and business meeting), for the family-run business of Harm Enterprises, LLC. You may know them fro their fancy candles...but that's just a cover for the real business of Harm. Crime! That's right! (...and you are part of the family.) This will be your chance to ponder that age old question...

"Is there a murderer among thieves?"

4 Course Dinner starts with appetizers, then salads, the main entree (always 2 choices, (please let us know if you need Gluten Free or Vegetarian) and ends with dessert. Price is $55/person. Beer and wine will be available to purchase.



Harvest Gala - Butterfly Hill Nature Preschool Fundraiser
Nov
20
5:30 pm17:30

Harvest Gala - Butterfly Hill Nature Preschool Fundraiser

Join Butterfly Hill for a night of laughter, dinner, silent art auction, wine lover's hors d'oeurves, and a comedy/hypnosis show. Invite your friends and family! Dress up and have a night out on the town!  


Butterfly Hill strives to make a developmentally appropriate, nature based preschool education available and more attainable to families in the Alexandria Community. Proceeds from the silent art auction and tickets sales will benefit families at Butterfly Hill Nature Preschool through their tuition assistance program.

Call Kristen for more information! 320-763-0130  
Are you an artist? They are looking for donations for their silent art auction!  
Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com or at Butterfly Hill Nature Preschool.

Girl's Night Out
Nov
7
6:00 pm18:00

Girl's Night Out

The guys are hunting, so we're staying open late for a special party just for the girls! Tons of door prizes, free appetizers, wine specials and the very unique "Z-Bo" Traveling Boutique. Admission is free and we'll even have a variety of beer and soda available for any non wine drinkers (do they really exist?)

Oct
30
7:00 pm19:00

Murder Mystery Dinner

"DEAD LIKE ME" - This year's Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner! 

I see dead people! Well, I see a dead person…you. That’s right, you’re deceased! It’ll be a lot of fun for all you walking dead to catch up! But watch out for that rascal P. T. Barnum because he’s up to his old tricks and is trying to pull you into his latest scheme! But what do you threaten a dead man with? Find out by attending this goofy whodunit for the deceased where you’ll meet lots of crazy characters! Who knew being dead was so much fun!?!?

4 Course Dinner starts with appetizers, then salads, the main entree (always 2 choices, (please let us know if you need Gluten Free or Vegetarian) and ends with dessert. Price is $55/person. Beer and wine will be available to purchase.
 


Oct
17
11:00 am11:00

Apple Festival

A family-friendly fall festival celebrating the apple harvest! Bring the whole family and enjoy activities like horse-drawn wagons, a pumpkin catapult, pie eating contest, quilt show & auction, food, WINE SAMPLING (of course) and much more! 

Sep
18
Sep 20

Grape Stomp Festival

For more details go to: www.grapestompfestival.com or click on the "GRAPE STOMP!" tab at the top of this page!

 

Jun
12
7:00 pm19:00

Murder Mystery Dinner

FIST FULL OF HOLLARS - FRIDAY, JUNE 12

You have been invited to a party thrown by Digger Deep. He’s the local mortician who is trying to drum up a little business. How does a funeral home drum up business? By inviting Nasty Nate, the local bad guy to the party. Surely they’ll be a “killin” or two. But guess who gets “kilt”? I guess we’ll have to call on that crack detective, Squint Leastwood to find out who did it! Someone you know? Or maybe it was you? You’ll meet lots of fun characters! Characters like Fanny Dango, Wyatt Burp, and Messy James and lots of others! We promise a wild ride at “A Fistful of Hollars! ”Don’t forget to wear your boots, ’cause it’s gonna get pretty deep!

Murder Mystery Dinner Theaters - $59/Person (tax included)
A gourmet 4-course meal with a theme inspired menu interspersed with a little mayhem! These wildly popular evenings always sell-out, so buy your tickets early. Theme inspired dress is encouraged, but not required.

May
24
10:00 am10:00

Wine Barrel Beer Tap

Carlos Creek Winery & Schell's Brewery have partnered together in creating a unique beer & wine event! Embrace "Drink Local" with hand-crafted beer & wine from these award-winning, Minnesota companies! They plan to make this an annual event showcasing new beers & wines each year!

This event is centered around one barrel! Both Carlos Creek Winery & Schell's Brewery have produced products from the same wine barrel! First, CCW aged their 2013 Marquette wine and then Schell's utilized the barrel for their 2013 Snow Storm beer. Schell's added brettanomyces to their original Snow Storm, which created a traditional Belgian Style sour beer. 

This event is to celebrate the collaboration of the two Minnesota producers and to showcase the two products from the one barrel! Enjoy samples of both the Snow Storm & the Marquette (never released to customers before). This will be the last time either of these will be available to the public. 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

  • 7:30 - 8:45AM - AWAKE THE GRAPES 5K & 10K registration.
  • 9:00AM - 10K Begins
  • 9:15AM - 5K Begins
  • 10:00AM - Carlos Creek Winery doors open (wine tasting is now available)
  • 10:00 - 2:00 - Daniel Adam (live music)
  • 11:00AM - Ceremonial Beer Tapping by Brewmaster Jace Marti
  • 12:00PM - Special Beer & Wine Samples are Available (along with other beer sales)
  • 1:00 - 5:00 - FREE Horse Wagon Rides
  • 2:00 - 6:00 - BAT (live music)
  • 5:00 - Auction off the old barrel for charity!
  • 5:30 - Ceremonial hand-off of the new wine barrel for next year.
  • GIVEAWAYS AND PRIZES ALL DAY
May
24
7:30 am07:30

Awake the Grapes 5K & 10K

Take a run through the vines while raising money for the Alexandria Figure Skating Club & the local Kiwanis Club. Pre-register by May 18th and receive a free long sleeve t-shirt.

Onsite registration will be open.  Shirts will not be available at onsite registration.

SCHEDULE

  • 7:30 - 8:45 am Registration/Chip pick up
  • 9:00 am - 10K Race start
  • 9:15 am - 5K Race start

AWARDS

Medals will be presented to the top finisher in each age range for male and female runners participating in the 10K and 5K races.  Age groups are as followed: 15 & under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.

Overall top male and female awards presented for 10K and 5K races.

COURSE

10K Course will take runners through the Carlos Creek Winery property and Vineyards then out to County Road 34, around Lake Ida, up County Road 61, to County Road 34 and back to Carlos Creek Winery.

5K Course will take runners around the Carlos Creek Winery property and through the onsite Vineyards.

May
2
9:00 am09:00

Winegrower's Workshop

If you currently grow grapes, or are thinking about growing grapes, this workshop is for you. We are highlighting Vineyard Innovations: New Plocher Grape Varieties, Winter Protection with Polymer Sprays and Overhead Netting. We'll also review the basics of pruning, see vine propagation in our greenhouses and taste some wines from Plocher varieties. Cost is $35 and includes lunch. Bring a bottle to share!

Need a room? The Super 8 in Alexandria has offered a $71.09 rate for rooms for that weekend. Tell them you're with the Grape Growers. Reach them at 320-763-6552. 

Register

Apr
25
5:00 pm17:00

Bootlegger's Bash

For one night only, the Winery will be transformed into a swanky speakeasy "Honest officer, it's all completely legal!" where you will:

Enjoy a social hour, gourmet dinner, live music & dancing, live auction, vintage cars, costume contest & door prizes all to raise money for the Douglas County Historical Society!


So get all dolled up, grab your latest crush or your main squeeze and head to the Winery. It's going to be one swell party! 

Tickets are $30/each  |  $50/Couple  |  $200/Table for Eight

PURCHASE TICKETS

 

Apr
18
7:00 pm19:00

Murder Mystery Dinner (sold out)

FIST FULL OF HOLLARS

April 18 – (SOLD OUT) 7:00-10:00

You have been invited to a party thrown by Digger Deep. He’s the local mortician who is trying to drum up a little business. How does a funeral home drum up business? By inviting Nasty Nate, the local bad guy to the party. Surely they’ll be a “killin” or two. But guess who gets “kilt”? I guess we’ll have to call on that crack detective, Squint Leastwood to find out who did it! Someone you know? Or maybe it was you? You’ll meet lots of fun characters! Characters like Fanny Dango, Wyatt Burp, and Messy James and lots of others! We promise a wild ride at “A Fistful of Hollars! ”Don’t forget to wear your boots, ’cause it’s gonna get pretty deep!

Murder Mystery Dinner Theaters - $55/Person

A gourmet 4-course meal with a theme inspired menu interspersed with a little mayhem! These wildly popular evenings always sell-out, so buy your tickets early. Theme inspired dress is encouraged, but not required.



Feb
14
7:00 pm19:00

Valentine's Day Murder Mystery Dinner - Saturday

VALENTINE MURDERS:

Feb. 14 – Zombie Love 7:00-10:00

Calling all Zombies! Calling all Zombies! Come to the murder mystery show that thinks outside of the coffin! That’s right!  We’ve got the perfect show for you, whether you are a Zombie fan or not! Why? Because this show has it all! High drama!  Comedy! A love story!  …and Zombies, of course! You, yes…you!, can play a Zombie, or not, it is up to you, but we do promise lots of fun for everyone! The walking dead have never been this much fun!

Zombie costumes encouraged!!

Murder Mystery Dinner Theaters - $55/Person

A gourmet 4-course meal with a theme inspired menu interspersed with a little mayhem! These wildly popular evenings always sell-out, so buy your tickets early. Theme inspired dress is encouraged, but not required.



Feb
13
7:00 pm19:00

Valentine's Day Murder Myster Dinner - Friday

VALENTINE MURDERS:

Feb. 13 – Zombie Love 7:00-10:00

Calling all Zombies! Calling all Zombies! Come to the murder mystery show that thinks outside of the coffin! That’s right!  We’ve got the perfect show for you, whether you are a Zombie fan or not! Why? Because this show has it all! High drama!  Comedy! A love story!  …and Zombies, of course! You, yes…you!, can play a Zombie, or not, it is up to you, but we do promise lots of fun for everyone! The walking dead have never been this much fun!

Zombie costumes encouraged!!

Murder Mystery Dinner Theaters - $55/Person

A gourmet 4-course meal with a theme inspired menu interspersed with a little mayhem! These wildly popular evenings always sell-out, so buy your tickets early. Theme inspired dress is encouraged, but not required.



Dec
13
7:00 pm19:00

Christmas Murder Mystery Dinner

CHRISTMAS MURDER:

Saturday Dec 13th – A Very Dickens Christmas 7:00-10:00
Welcome to a Holiday Party in Merry Olde England! A little singing! A little dancing! A little murder! What could be more fun? Of course, Scrooge is up to his old tricks again, and someone bumps him off! Who did it? Miss Havisham? The Artful Dodger? Little Tiny Tim? Or…maybe you?!! Whether you want to participate a little, or a lot, you’re sure to have a jolly good time, in jolly olde England, with “A Dickens of a Killing!”

PURCHASE TICKETS

 

 

Dec
12
7:00 pm19:00

Christmas Murder Mystery Dinner

CHRISTMAS MURDER:

Friday, Dec. 12 – A Very Dickens Christmas 7:00-10:00
Welcome to a Holiday Party in Merry Olde England! A little singing! A little dancing! A little murder! What could be more fun? Of course, Scrooge is up to his old tricks again, and someone bumps him off! Who did it? Miss Havisham? The Artful Dodger? Little Tiny Tim? Or…maybe you?!! Whether you want to participate a little, or a lot, you’re sure to have a jolly good time, in jolly olde England, with “A Dickens of a Killing!”

Murder Mystery Dinner Theaters - $55/Person

A gourmet 4-course meal with a theme inspired menu interspersed with a little mayhem! These wildly popular evenings always sell-out, so buy your tickets early. Theme inspired dress is encouraged, but not required.




Nov
1
7:00 pm19:00

Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner

HALLOWEEN MURDERS:

Saturday, Nov. 1 – The Haunted Hunter 7:00-10:00
The rumor is true!  Word on the street?  This place is Haunted! That’s right!  …and lots of famous sleuths, detectives and ghost hunters from around the world will be there to catch a glimpse of our famous, (and elusive),  ghost “Billy”, (better known as “Billy, the Spook”). Gee!  If someone gets “Whacked”, we’ll have plenty of detectives to solve the crime, won’t we! Everyone plays a part!  You could be “Sherlock Homes”, “Miss Garble”, or even “The Hardly Boys”.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theaters - $55/Person

A gourmet 4-course meal with a theme inspired menu interspersed with a little mayhem! These wildly popular evenings always sell-out, so buy your tickets early. Theme inspired dress is encouraged, but not required.