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!".  Obviously, I responded super fast to that text because that sounds like the perfect thing to do this summer.  Hanging out with friends this 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.

Now 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.

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.  If I missed a place, let me know though!  You can reach me over on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio - or on Instagram.

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Are margarita's 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 waiting for you if you keep reading.

Top 4 Places to Get a Margarita in Rochester, Minnesota

February 22nd is National Margarita Day! There's no better way to celebrate than checking out one of these 4 spots that are the top 4 places to get a margarita in Rochester, Minnesota according to Yelp reviews.

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