I can’t think of anything better to do on a Friday night than to sit at Morgan Creek Vineyards, share a bottle of wine, a personal sized-pizza from their wood-fire oven and listen to live piano music (or jazz, if you go the first Friday of the month). Or just enjoy a wine tasting and the serenity of their crackling fire pit.
The best part- It’s still Minnesota! You wouldn’t think you would find a thriving vineyard like this in the heart of Southern Minnesota, but you won’t be disappointed. Their wines are award-winning and fabulous. The wood-fire cooked pizzas are equally tasty and the ambiance is peaceful and gorgeous. Come earlier on the weekend and you can get a thorough tour of the vineyard. The owners, Paula and George, are always around to chat about new events and dinners that are coming up at the winery, as well as answer any questions you may have.
Go. Eat. Drink. Relax and be merry!
You can get to Morgan Creek Vineyards by taking Highway 169 through Mankato. Turn right onto Highway 68 from there and drive about 15 miles. Turn left on Blue Earth County Rd. 47, then 101 South (you will be driving on some dirt roads). They have some nice signs posted to help you get there!