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28319789741_b021d0d0d6_zSee ya later Sonoma.  Maybe next time Napa Valley.  No need to travel across the country when you can pick great grapes and taste grand wines right here in Greater Grand Forks…at the popular Grape Mill Vineyard and Winery!


Overlooking the banks of our beautiful Red Lake River, Grape Mill’s cold hardy vines 27779320324_721cb903ef_zproduce red, white and blush varieties with a unique, palate-pleasing flavor specific to this region. The Halversons – Russ, Gail and Matt – planted their first 200 grape vines back in 2006.  Today, the vineyard has well over 2,000 vines including the varieties Marquette, La Crescent, Frontenac Gris, Frontenac Blanc and Brianna.  Bottles of Grape Mill wine were even featured in Super Bowl LII celebrity gift baskets.


Situated on the estate, take a stroll through the vineyard and discover just what makes their vines so special.  You’ll also learn how each variety is grown, cultivated and turned into delicious wine.


After taking the tour, be sure to stop in Grape Mill’s tasting room and try some of your favorites or grab a bottle to take home for later.  On most Saturdays, you’ll also be 28398587985_770008db20_zserenaded by talented local musicians while you sip and savor.


Grape Mill opens for the season on Friday, May 25.  Hours of operation are 12 to 6 PM on Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 PM.  They are located at 18696 430th Avenue SW in East Grand Forks, MN.  For more information or to schedule a tour, go to or call 218-499-9463. Additional details about #SimplyGrand vino and brews can be found in this video!


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