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Grape stomp at Woodland Hill Winery

I haven't done a lot of winery meetups with this group.  Warehouse Wines and Woodland Hill, and Woodland Hill was because of the car show they were having.  There's a reason for that.  You've probably heard me say "I like MN wineries, I don't like MN wine".  I haven't changed my mind, (except generally for some of Warehouse Wines, and the occaisional dessert wine at Alexis).  But rather than dwell on the negative, "don't like MN wine", I decided to be positive and focus on the "I like MN wineries" thing.  Besides, it's not like MN wine is all awful, it's just that with a world full of good wine, I believe "life is too short for mediocre wine".  That sounds snobby doesn't it?  I feel my nose turning up and I'm starting to type with an accent.  Oh dear, has anyone seen my ascot?

But today, as I said, I'm focusing on the positive.  Woodland Hill has the things that I like about MN wineries.  Nice grounds.  Picnic tables.  Friendly staff.  Nice trees to curl up under when I pass out.  They are doing their 5th annual grape stomp Saturday Sept. 7.  Added fun.  And they got pizza. 




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  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome time!!! :)

    September 10, 2013

  • CJ

    Fun event and a great group of people to do it with!

    September 8, 2013

  • Joshua

    They call me... The Grape Stompa.

    September 8, 2013

    • Gary

      Funny, I had another name for you. :^)

      September 8, 2013

  • Brad

    I went to the Sovereign Estates Winery event on Sat night (Sept 7). About half of the wine was not the traditional MN wine. The reds were just like normal wine and I would say that two of them were good. The event didn't have good attendance but they had a nice set up.

    September 8, 2013

    • Gary

      That's nice to know. Not what I remember from when I was there before, but maybe things have changed. Or maybe I have a bad memory.

      September 8, 2013

    • Brad

      Hangovers do strange things to people?

      September 8, 2013

  • Julie S

    What a cute place! The olive oil bar was an extra fun surprise! This is a nice little vineyard. Fun group of people, too! Thanks to Gary and Sarah for hosting!

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • Melissa Rustan S.

    It was great meeting everyone! What a fun first meetup event. I look forward to seeing you all again!

    September 7, 2013

  • Gaylynn S

    Great wine, music, and people :-)

    September 7, 2013

  • Diana

    I'm sorry but have to cancel . . .

    September 7, 2013

  • Lisa L.

    Maybe

    September 6, 2013

  • Gary

    I forgot to post this part: bring something to eat. Cheese and crackers / bread would be traditional and a good thing. A bunch of us will probably do a tasting when a reasonable group accumulates - maybe 1:15 or 1:30. Then we'll pick out a bottle of our favorite and come back to the table to share it. If you get there late, don't worry, you can still do a tasting and pick up a bottle for the table. We'll be there for awhile.

    1 · September 1, 2013

  • CJ

    Hi-Has there been any talk of carpooling?

    1 · August 28, 2013

    • CJ

      12:30 be at your place? For carpooling?

      August 30, 2013

    • Gary

      Yup. That's if you want to ride with me. Someone else may be want to car pool and leave later. I just have to leave by 12:30 so I can be there right when it starts.

      August 30, 2013

  • Diana

    missed you at JC's last night in Maple Grove

    August 29, 2013

  • Bernie J.

    Diana I don't have any friends, so I am coming out there alone.

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • Diana

    I am bringing two friends: Nancy Bergeson and Margaret Kenneally

    August 29, 2013

  • Carrie O.

    This sounds like a lot of fun, sad to miss it!

    August 18, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Gary... does this event start at exactly 1 or can I come a lil later like 230?

    August 5, 2013

    • Gary

      It runs from 1-4. I'm sure we'll still be there at 2:30. Just look for that tree I mentioned. I'm the guy napping under it.

      August 5, 2013

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