Sip and Relax
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Sip and relax at Southwest Minnesota's craft breweries and wineries. Taste local and original wines and beers at one of the area's spectacular wineries or breweries.
From grape stomps to comedy shows, Octoberfest celebrations to bike clubs, trivia nights to craft nights, our region's breweries and wineries offer a unique experiences and entertainment options. Looking for a place to sip and relax? Unwind with a glass of wine or pint of beer as you enjoy the relaxing views of our rolling prairies or small towns.
Brau Brothers Brewing Company
Marshall | Lyon County
Brau Brothers first began brewing beer in 1999 with a brewing area smaller than the footprint of a firetruck. Now Brau Brothers offers a brewery, taproom and distributing area in Marshall. With over 24 taps, they take their taproom seriously! Brau Brothers prides themselves on finding friends in rural places, proudly brewing beers with locally grown hops and barley, nano coffee roasters for beans, and small town distilleries for barrels. Brau Brothers' Annual Hopfest, celebrated the weekend after Labor Day, is one of their many events not to be missed.
In addition to a huge variety of beers, come and enjoy house-made sodas, a full menu featuring burgers and scratch made pizzas, ice cream, pool tables, dart boards, and two full size golf simulators.
Forbidden Barrel Brewing Company
Worthington | Nobles County
Forbidden Barrel Brewing Company opened in 2019 in beautiful downtown Worthington, just one block off Lake Okabena. Supporting local since opening their doors, they brew with locally sourced ingredients when available and offer Minnesota wines and small batch Minnesota spirits. The brewery is family-owned and operated and prides themselves on providing a space where all guests quickly become friends. The taproom offers featured events throughout the year, and the brewery features an event space for private parties.
With unique rotating specialty pizzas like their tator tot hotdish pizza, foodies and beer drinkers alike will enjoy a trip (or two) to Forbidden Barrel.
Take 16 Brewing Company
Luverne | Rock County
Operating with passion and creativity, Take 16’s brewing philosophy is to produce highly drinkable beers and beverages with balanced, exciting flavors. Brewing everything from American light lagers and hard seltzers to barrel-aged mixed-culture sours, India pale ales, and everything in between – Take 16 creates beers with integrity - gimmick-free and without compromising. Take 16 takes pride in its location on old Highway 16, anchoring itself to the community of Luverne.
Take 16’s Tap Room and Event Center aims to bring joy in coming together to connect by offering a wide range of beverages and to create a unique, friendly experience to all who visit. Take 16 offers featured events throughout the year and its location next to Luverne's bike trail makes it a destination for thirsty trail enthusiasts and bicyclists.
Grandview Valley Winery
Belview | Redwood County
Grandview Valley Winery is a family-owned winery that opened in 2012. The winery and vineyard sit on land that has been in the family for over four generations. Their 7.5 acre vineyard is nestled in the Minnesota River Valley, with breathtaking views of rolling hills that provide year-round beauty. Their wines are made from 100% Minnesota grown grapes. Rivendell at Grandview, a new feature at the winery, is a high end 21+ cocktail lounge located in a separate building at the winery.
Grandview Valley Winery is well known not only for their wine, but also their made from scratch pizza and the scenery of the Minnesota River Valley. With local craft beers featured also featured on the menu, and ambiance galore, Grandview Valley Winery and Rivendell at Grandview is a destination not to be missed.
Painted Prairie Vineyard
Currie | Murray County
Painted Prairie Vineyard is a farm winery and vineyard surrounded by rolling tall grass prairie, water, and farm land, making it a destination located in the heart of rural Minnesota. Painted Prairie has become a rustic oasis that is family owned and operated. Painted Prairie wine is made of local grapes and apples grown within an hour of the vineyard.
The winery features a tasting room, outdoor patio with views of the prairie and water, and event spaces. The tasting room includes a selection of wine, craft beers and food. Painted Prairie also offers featured events throughout the year, making it a perfect destination for families and couples alike.
Round Lake Vineyards & Winery
Round Lake | Nobles County
Round Lake Vineyards & Winery is a family-owned and operated business located on scenic Round Lake near Worthington, MN. They grow over 19,000 vines across four vineyards, creating award-winning wines. With 15 different wines available, there is sure to be something to please every palate.
A lakeside venue, Round Lake Vineyards & Winery offers the perfect setting to celebrate private and corporate events. This stunning 70-acre waterfront estate provides scenic views of the lake, local greenery, and expansive vineyards. It features a selection of event spaces and delicious food and wine. The restaurant offers an exceptional menu with year-round dining. The restaurant and tasting room are family-friendly. Round Lake Vineyards also offers guests a selection of indoor and outdoor seating areas and features events throughout the year.