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The St. Croix River Valley wineries and breweries, wine bars, and shops and historic Stillwater Minnesota offer you plenty of reasons to plan a wine/beer tour with an overnight stay in Stillwater! Did you know Stillwater is on Minnesota’s oldest wine trail? Or is ranked in Best U.S. Beer Cities? Hire a limo or trolley for a Stillwater wine or brewery tour or explore on your own with the Toast to the Valley map. Ask for the wine list or local beers on tap at our restaurants as well.

BIERCYCLE ADVENTURES

Pedestrian Mall on Water St
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.300.2202

BierCycle Adventures provides a fun and interactive way to explore beautiful downtown Stillwater. Our bike can hold up to 10 eager pedalers, and 3 non-pedalers, for a tour through downtown and along the river. Join us for a public tour, or reserve our bike for a private tour with friends and family. All are welcome to join the adventure at BierCycle Adventures!

Domacin’ Wine Bar & Shop

102 S. 2nd St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.1352

Featured in Travel+Leisure Magazine: America’s 25 Best Wine Bars

LIFT BRIDGE BREWERY

1900 Tower Drive
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
888.430.2337 (BEER)

Tours, events, and welcoming tap room with live music open year-round. Enter the doors of this taproom and you’ll immediately sense that things are a little different here. Bustling city life is left behind for something more authentic, and that starts with the beer. Served directly from the source, our selection goes beyond our regular line up (Farm Girl Saison, Crosscut Pale Ale, Warden’s Milk Stout, Getaway Pilsner) and includes limited release and experimental beers. So come in. Try something new. Unwind with an old friend or meet a new one in the tap room of our local brewery.

Maple Island Brewing

225 Main Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.0044

A craft micro-brewery and taproom located in the Maple Island Hardware Building in historic downtown Stillwater, MN. ‘Enjoy full-flavored craft beers with good friends’ is our inspiration, always thoughtfully and creatively crafting each beer using unique and often local ingredients. Flagship brews include: Cup of Joe Freakshow, Burlesque Kolsch and Maple Island Bock – Plus many ever-changing others. The brews are sold in pints and flights on-site and in growlers to-go. Enjoy popcorn and peanuts or bring in food from local restaurants.

NORTHERN VINEYARDS WINERY

223 N. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.1032

Located on Main Street in Downtown Stillwater and open year-round for wine tasting. Open every day with river view deck open May- October. Great for small groups and individuals. Private tastings available by reservation. Award-winning wines made at our winery in Stillwater using grapes grown here in Minnesota and western Wisconsin by the members of the Minnesota Winegrowers Cooperative.

Saint Croix Vineyards

6428 Manning Ave
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.3310

Founded in 1992, Saint Croix Vineyards has grown to become one of Minnesota’s largest and best known wineries. Try wines and take a stroll through the picturesque vineyards. Our rustic tasting room in a restored century-old barn is open each year from mid-April to December. You are also welcome to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it at our picnic tables overlooking a quiet pond.Our award-winning Minnesota wines range from the dark, intense, oak-aged Frontenac to the semi-sweet Vignoles, reminiscent of a fine German Riesling. Just a short five minute drive from downtown. September offers a Grape Stompin’ competition and year-round events that feature art and music. Located next door is Aamodt’s Apple Farms and Aamodt’s Hot Air Balloons.  Great for groups or individuals.

Three Rivers Wine Trail

Minnesota’s first wine trail and is comprised of five of Minnesota’s oldest wineries all located within the Saint Croix, Mississippi, and Cannon River Valleys. Wine lovers can spend a day or a weekend on the trail visiting wineries amid lush valley scenery and sampling award-winning, locally produced wines. Stillwater’s proximity as the central point along the trail and home to two of the wineries (St. Croix Vineyards, Northern Vineyards) makes it a perfect place to stop, explore, and stay overnight.

WEDGE AND WHEEL

308 East Chestnut Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1687

Cheese bar and cheese shop featuring fine and rare cheeses and charcuterie sourced locally, nationally, and internationally. Gourmet cheese cut fresh to order. Dine in and choose cheese flights, sandwiches, wine or beer. Private tastings, pairings, and classes available.

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