While in Rochester, MN, enjoy a class of wine or your favorite beer at one of the many local wineries and breweries. Most of Rochester’s wine and beer is locally-produced, offering patrons a taste of not only the local culture and atmosphere, but also the local ingredients. Many of their wineries and brew pubs offer only-in-Rochester wines and beers. Let’s take a look at a few local breweries and wineries to see what they have to offer!
Forager Brewery – 1005 6th Street, Rochester, MN 55901
This local establishment offers fine, small batch beers and wood-fired pizzas that are fresh and made on site from a combination of locally grown and accrued ingredients. The bar often offers live entertainment with outdoor seating. Reservations are accepted.
Grand Rounds Brew Pub – 4 3rd Street, Rochester, MN, 55902
A neighborhood pub, Grand Rounds Brew Pub is in the heart of the city. They specialize in serving local food and craft beer brewed on site. The ambiance is very decorated, as it features a nice variety of seating including booths, elevated bar tables and regular tables. Its downtown location makes it a can’t miss place to be in a great, up-and-coming city.
Post Town Winery – 4481 N. Frontage Road, Rochester, MN, 55901
This family owned winery welcomes customers with a keepsake engraved wine glass upon entry. This progressive joint features coffeehouse style music and gourmet style pizzas, creating an atmosphere that can’t be missed. Tour the tank room, the area where Southeast Minnesota grown grapes ferment, age and are eventually processed. For private events, small intimate tasting rooms are available upon request.
Salem Glen Vineyard and Winery – 5211 60th Avenue, Rochester, MN, 55902
As another family-owned and operated winery, Salem Glen Vineyard and Winery specializes in creating small batches of wine made from Minnesota grown grapes. The winery was originally established in 2006 on an old dairy farm in the Zumbro River Valley – southwest of Rochester. The pleasantly aesthetic rolling hills that surround provide a great atmosphere for growing tasteful grapes that ultimately make terrific tasting wine. This winery and vineyard often features live entertainment with outdoor seating available.
Kinney Creek Brewery – 1016 7th Street, Rochester, MN, 55901
Kinney Creek Brewery specialized in creating varieties of Midwest brewed beer and sources many ingredients from local neighbors. Kinney is different from the rest, as they introduce products to customers at the taproom and distribute to local stores, bars, etc. No food is served, but carry-in and/or delivery is allowed.
For other questions about local wineries or breweries or any other Rochester, MN activities, venture in to The Boulders Apartments and Townhomes to learn more. The Boulders provide affordable housing in a great, progressive city, loaded with culture and a fun atmosphere. Visit The Boulders in person at 350 Boulder Road, Rochester, MN, 55904 or online.