Minnesota Sights and Views

Combine wine tasting & apple tasting & chocolate tasting

October is the perfect time for a visit to the St Croix Valley. The fall colors are peaking and local orchards, vineyards and a very special chocolate shop downtown Hastings are offering samplings. Try a fine sip of Marchel Foch from Alexis Bailly Vineyard and Winery or a crisp bite of Connell Red or Honey Gold from the orchard at Carpenter Nature Center or Afton Apple Orchard or the most divine dark chocolate pecan truffle or madadamia fudge melt in your mouth treat from Creative Confectionaire. Then sample the amazing geography along the hikng – biking path of Hastings (12 of the 15 miles along waterway) with an ever changing panorama of color. OK and one last treat, stop in at Classic Rosewood Inn to raid the cookie jar.  Ask about their “Fall for the Valley Packages” and plan ahead to “Wonder  Winter Packages.”

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