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An email popped into our inbox a few weeks ago notifying us of a special event that was going to take place at Canterbury Park on April 24th.

Savor Minnesota
The Best of Minnesota Wine, Food and Beer!

Admission was $35 in advance, $40 at the door. The price included a souvenir tasting glass and a Savor Minnesota booklet with discounts and free offers from participating wineries.

The following Minnesota wineries were present:
Cannon River Winery
Crofut Family Winery
Falconer Vineyards
Fieldstone Vineyards
Forestedge Winery
Garvin Heights Vineyards
Glacial Ridge Winery
Goose Lake Winery
Minnestalgia
Morgan Creek Vineyards
Northern Vineyards
Parley Lake Winery
Saint Croix Vineyards
Warehouse Winery
Wine Haven Winery
Woodland Hill

A lot of the guys could be found hovering at the Summit Brewery stand. There were also educational booths and free food! Chester Creek Cafe (from Duluth) was there offering a plate full of goodies like green coconut curried mussels, roasted potatoes and veggies, seasoned almonds, olives and buttery baguette.

This was the perfect opportunity to become better acquainted with our friends Edelweiss, LaCrescent, Frontenac, Frontenac Gris, Marquette, St. Pepin, Foch, LaCrosse, as well as the growers and winemakers.

Of course the wine was great, but I loved, loved, loved the Honey Butter from Bee Happy Honey. Who knew that mixing butter and raw honey could be that good? I want to spread it on everything and if I can’t spread it on something, then a spoon works just fine.

For next year…bring a bag to hold all those flyers and keep your fingers crossed for more food booths. It is such a shame that you can’t buy the wine there, not all are offered in the local liquor stores and some wineries are a trek.

Stay tuned for more Minnesota wine writings… the 3rd annual MN wine weekend trip is quickly approaching and we will be hitting the open roads of Northwest MN┬áto sample all the fine wines our state has to offer!

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