Welcome to Minnesota & Wisconsin Wine Country! 

Welcome to Minnesota & Wisconsin Wine Country!  Join us for an afternoon of leisure, scenery, and wine as we journey to picturesque vineyards and wineries nestled in the rolling hills, forests, and valleys of the Mississippi River. Each of the wineries we’ll visit have in recent years helped earned the new Mississippi River viticultural region national acclaim and recognition in the wine-drinking world. Our wine-tastings will include several varieties of reds, whites, roses, ice, and port-style desert wines. Guests can tour the vineyards and wine-making facilities, or just relax and enjoy the wine-tastings with seating on patios with panoramic views. Your hosts will talk about their vineyards, cold-climate grape varieties, and how they produce their handcrafted, award-winning wines.

  • Visit from one to four wineries ~ 4 to 8 Hours Roundtrip
  • 7 to 8 Hours Roundtrip is Typical for Three Wineries & Lunch Stop
  • Rochester Trolley will make reservations & help plan your itinerary!

Wineries

River View Winery ~ LaCrescent, MN ~ Friendly Winery with Stunning Views of the River!

Elmaro Vineyard & Winery ~ Trempeleau, WI ~ Elegant country winery where guests can enjoy light plates with artisan meat, cheese, cracker, bread & olive oil options!

Garvin Heights Vineyard ~ Winona, MN ~ Winery nestled in a peaceful setting above the Mississippi River Bluffs!

Seven Hawks Vineyard ~ Winery with outdoor deck located in historic Fountain City, WI!

Whitewater Wines ~ Plainview, MN ~ Family-run wineries in scenic remote rural setting!

Danzinger Vineyards ~ Alma, WI ~ Premier Winery with Expansive Views of the Mississippi!

Lunch Options

Four Sisters Wine Bar & Tapas ~ Dublin Square Irish Pub & Eatery ~ Downtown LaCrosse, WI

Historic Trempeleau Hotel ~ Elmaro Vineyard & Winery ~ Monarch Public House ~ Nelson Creamery

Other Highlights

Apple Blossom Scenic Drive ~ Apple Orchards & MN Scenic Byway

Great River Road National Scenic Byway ~ Most Scenic Drive in America in 2012!

Downtown LaCrosse, WI ~ Among the most Historic & Unique River Towns in the U. S.!

Grandad Bluff Scenic Overlook ~ Highest overlook on the Upper Mississippi from which visitors can see the land of three states – Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa!

Historic Trempeleau, WI ~ Famous for its Landmark Hotel & Unique Bluff rising from the middle of the River!

Historic Downtown Winona, MN ~ Renowned for its Prairie School Architecture!