19 Amazing Wineries You Must Visit In Southeast Minnesota and Wisconsin

A friend of mine sent me a text the other day that said, "Hey, I want you to visit a winery with me!".  This is basically a no-brainer question for me and I obviously responded super fast to that text because that sounds like the perfect thing to do this summer.  Hanging out with friends in the summer is something I want to do more of...I miss it...and we are all busy...but for some reason when the word "wine" shows up in conversation, our schedule opens.

Why stop at one winery though?  I'm thinking we need to just tour all of the wineries in the area.  If that sounds like the perfect adventure for you, check out these top spots that are just a short drive from Rochester.

Enjoy wine at one of these 19 wineries near Rochester, Minnesota

Grab your girlfriends and head out for a weekend (or two) for the best summer adventure ever - winery tours! Ok, you don't have to take an actual tour of the winery. This is more of a sit-down and enjoy a glass of their homemade goodness with a few of your friends. Start your adventure by checking out a few of these places near Rochester, Minnesota.

FYI, there is a 0.5k Wine Walk happening at Salem Glen.  You get to sample some wine AND you even get a race bib!  Click here to get all of the "race" info.

READ MORE: Southeast Minnesota Vineyard Hosting 0.5k Wine Walk

Today I learned, that the Mississippi River is basically a haven for wineries.

Did you know that there were so many vineyards and wineries alongside the Mississippi River?  Personally, I'm shocked!  I had no idea that there were so many amazing spots hidden in the bluffs and valleys next to the water.  And the views at some of these locations are picture perfect for those selfies.

I'm human and there is a good chance that I may have missed a place.  If I did, let me know!  You can reach me over on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio - or on Instagram.

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Are margaritas more of a favorite for you?

If so, I've got some good news for you!  Just like the winery tour above, there is a margarita tour in Southeast Minnesota waiting for you.

Top Spots to Get a Margarita in Rochester, Minnesota

Everyone loves a good margarita! So here are some of the best places to grab a marg in Rochester, Minnesota.

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