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The St. Croix River Valley offers you plenty of reasons to plan a wine, beer, or spirits tour with an overnight stay in Stillwater! Did you know Stillwater was on Minnesota’s oldest wine trail? Or is ranked in Best U.S. Beer Cities? With three vineyards in the area, two breweries, and now two new distilleries on Main Street, we’ve got plenty for you to sip and savor.

Insider Tip: Hire private transport for a Stillwater wine or brewery tour or explore on your own during your stay. There are several companies in the Twin Cities that offer winery/brewery tour transportation: LimoStar, 1stClass Transportation, Twin Cities Car Service

Ask for the wine list or local beers on tap at our restaurants as well. Pair your beverages with a savory escape to Stillwater’s culinary scene, too!

7 Vines Vineyard

101 Highway 96 East
Dellwood, MN 55110 (view map)

Acres of rolling vines and a state of the art winery welcome you to explore the grape to wine process and savor hand crafted wines with midwest charm. The interior design of the winery boasts beautiful, hand crafted woodwork with a modern, rustic flair, large windows with gorgeous views of the rolling vineyard and preserve. A one of a kind catwalk showcases steel holding tanks used during the fermentation process. The winery also features a large tasting bar, two stone fireplaces, a barrel room and full bottling facility. Hospitality and retail are on site.


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

A fun and interactive way to explore beautiful downtown Stillwater! 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 the bike for a private tour with friends and family. Learn about history of the area or join us for caroling tours during the holidays!

Domacin’ Wine Bar & Shop

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

Domacin is one of the best wine bars in the Twin Cities and has the awards to prove it. More than 600 wines by the bottle plus an extensive selection by the glass. Modern-American Cuisine. Featured in Travel & Leisure Magazine as one of America’s Top 25 wine bars. Private dining available in The Cellar and Gazette Room plus a wineshop on site and educational classes and events.

Forge & Foundry Distillery

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

Forge and Foundry is a small craft distillery located in downtown Stillwater, Minnesota. We carefully pick our ingredients from local sources to produce exceptional spirits and hand-crafted cocktails.

Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter

8390 Lofton Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

The Gasthaus has been serving award winning German specialties as well as imported German beers, wines & liquors since 1966. Enjoy outdoor dining and meadow events with German music located ten minutes from downtown Stillwater. Open Saturdays and Sundays.


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

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 and includes limited release and experimental beers, hard selzters, and sodas. Live music and events, too!

River Siren Brewing

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

We are a community-focused destination brewery for craft beer enthusiasts and all who want to enjoy a low-key and lively experience with remarkable beer and house-made seltzer. Come enjoy our riverview location right downtown!

Rustic Roots Winery

20168 St. Croix Trail
North Scandia, Minnesota 55073 (view map)

A winery and tasting room offering approachable, flavor-forward wines in a downhome setting. We invite you to slow down and relax, enjoy quality, local wine, and embrace the spirit of the Valley. Located just north of Stillwater off the St. Croix Scenic Byway.

Saint Croix Vineyards

6428 Manning Ave
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

One of Minnesota’s largest wineries. Take a stroll through the picturesque vineyards and enjoy the rustic tasting room in restored century-old barn. 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 drive from downtown. Watch for events like grape stomp or art and music fairs! Located next door is Aamodt’s Apple Farms and Hot Air Balloons.

Stillwater Proper Distillery & Tasting Room

227 Main St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Stillwater Proper is the latest creation from Joe Ehlenz & Brad Nordeen, the team behind local favorites, Lolo American Kitchen & Lolito Cantina. Stillwater Proper is a restaurant/distillery concept partnered with 45th Parallel out of New Richmond, WI. The all local spirits bar program features hundreds of small, local distillers + many beers, well procured wines & housemade products from the award winning bar crew. Their food is best classified as upscale bar ‘Americana.’ We utilize unique, high quality ingredients in healthy & satisfying ways.”

Thor’s Hard Cider

6428 Manning Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Thor’s Hard Cider is authentically made from fresh-pressed, full-strength, locally-grown apples with no preservatives. The entire process happens at our Stillwater, MN orchard. The apples are grown, harvested, pressed and brewed at Aamodt’s Apple Farm, a fourth-generation apple farm. This first cider is named after our our great-grandfather and founder of Aamodt’s Apple Farm.

Two Silo Winery & Vineyard

7040 117th N. St.
Grant, MN 55110 (view map)

Nestled outside the Twin Cities sits Two Silo Winery & Vineyard, a haven where rustic beginnings meet modern flair. This Minnesota winery’s barnyard aesthetic amongst the rolling hills makes it the perfect getaway. The 22 acres is home to over 2300 vines and delicious hand-crafted wines each with distinct favorable note.

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