102 2nd St. S., Suite 1
Stillwater, MN 55082
The much-loved and award-winning Stillwater restaurant and wine bar only got better when it opened the adjacent wine shop. Known for having one of the strongest and most extensive wine lists in the area, Domacin’s selections are sure to please your palate. Not convinced? Every Friday and Saturday you can sample the featured wines and find what’s perfect for you.
Toast Wine Bar
415 1st St. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Located beneath the beautiful and historic Heritage Building in Minneapolis’ warehouse district, Toast has brought quality wines to Twin Cities’ tasters since 2006. There’s a great menu of eats to go along with your vino, but it’s really all about what comes out of the bottle. And for tastings, you can set up a flight prior to arriving to sample various types of what they have in store on any given day. Whether you’re on a romantic date or out with a group of friends, this is a great way to get to know the wide world of wine.
303 Hennepin Ave. E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Some of the best wine tastings are found at Minneapolis’ premier wine and cheese store. Known for its extensive selection, the knowledgeable staff will help you find what you’re looking for. As searching for wine can be intimidating, sometimes the best way to get to know what you like is to taste it beforehand. Every Friday and Saturday, stop by Surdyk’s tasting table to sample a changing selection of wine. Also keep an eye out for the “4 for $40,” where they bring up four bottles of wine for you to taste, and from there choose any combination to equal $40 to take home with you.
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Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Ave.
Nisswa, MN 56468
Looking to get away to the serenity of northern Minnesota? And maybe enjoy some wine while you’re at it? Every Tuesday and Thursday at the majestic Grandview Lodge there are wine tastings that are both educational and purely enjoyable. Each month is dedicated to a different wine region, for example, August is Sonoma, September is Chile, and so on, allowing you to travel the world in a glass. Pop into the restaurant after sampling with the certificate they’ll give you and enjoy your favorite glass gratis.
3291 S. St. Croix Trail
Afton, MN 55001
Combining shopping experience (during which you can enjoy a glass of wine), restaurant with creative plates, wine bar with relaxed vibe, and wine club that really let’s you get involved with wine and the people who drink it, Swirl is the one-stop-shop for everything vino. By joining the wine club, you’ll get access to private wine tastings and other special events, but you don’t have to; if you take a look at the calendar, there are plenty of wine tasting events for the public to enjoy as well.