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September-October 2005
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Wineries of the Upper Mississippi
Can you taste the geology?

Here are some of the vineyards and wineries in the Upper Mississippi. Most welcome visitors, especially on weekends. Many charge a small fee ($3 to $5) for tastings. Call or check their websites for directions and information about special events this fall.

WineHaven Vineyards
Chisago City, Minn.
(651) 257-1017

Saint Croix Vineyards
Stillwater, Minn.
(651) 430-3310

Northern Vineyard Winery
Stillwater, Minn.
(651) 430-1032

Chateau St. Croix Winery and Vineyard
St. Croix Falls, Wis.
(715) 483-2556

Alexis Bailly Vineyard
Hastings, Minn.
(651) 437-1413

Falconer Winery and Vineyards
Red Wing, Minn.
(651) 388-8849

Cannon River Winery
Cannon Falls, Minn
(320) 846-5443

Great River Vineyards
35680 Hwy 61
Lake City, MN 55041

Scenic Valley Winery
Lanesboro, Minn.
(507) 467-2958

Eagles Landing Winery
Marquette, Iowa
(563) 873-2509

Wollersheim Winery
Prairie du Sac, Wis.
(800) VIP-WINE

Oak Ridge Vineyard and Weggy Winery
Richland Center, Wis.
(608) 647-6603

Park Farm Winery
Bankston, Iowa
(563) 557-3727

Stone Cliff Winery
Durango, Iowa
(563) 552-1200

Daly Creek Winery & Bistro
Anamosa, Iowa
(319) 462-2525

Galena Cellars
Galena, Ill.
(800) 397-9463

Massbach Ridge Winery   
Elizabeth, Ill.
(815) 291-6700

Tabor Home Vineyards and Winery
Baldwin, Iowa
(877) 673-3131

More Stories in September-October 2005

Eagle Point Park
Dubuque’s remarkable hilltop park was designed by a protegé of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Northern Water Snakes
Watch for these cranky but harmless river snakes draped over logs, basking in the sun.

Pool 5 Extreme Makeover
Three projects may transform a river pool.

Restaurant Reviews

Hoffa’s Eats and Sweets
Cassville, Wisconsin
Bread, rolls, pizza, pastries and buffet items are all made from scratch.

Lake City, Minn.
(This was published when Nosh was located in Wabasha, Minn.)
Chef-owner Greg Jaworski prowls farmers markets for fresh produce