Picking Grapes at St. Croix Vineyards

Bill Ward wrote a nice article in the Star Tribune about St. Croix Vineyards of Stillwater and grape picking time. Now, to be honest with you, I have yet to taste a truly great wine made in MinneSnowta (in fact, many have been abysmal). This, of course, has to do with our gawd-awful-builds-character winters that we have annually and is more conducive to beer-vodka-whiskey making.

However, the good scientists at the University of Minnesota keep developing new strains of grape vines that I hope one day will truly elevate the level of local wine here. In the meantime, it is still fun to visit a vineyard and drink their bounty. After all, these days, most of us do not have the money to fly to Argentina or California for that matter.

FULL ARTICLE HERE. Photo: Steve Rice/Star Tribune

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