You might recall my first week on-air I wrote a blog about a haunted trolley tour they call "Trolley of Doom" that will take you around to the most haunted places in Rochester. Well, I found out the other day if you like wine, that same company offers Trolley Wine Tours called the "Great River Road Wine Trail 'Middle' Trolley Tour," and the "Great River Road Wine Trail 'South' Trolley Tour," according to the Rochester Trolley & Tour Company website. These tours will take you to the best places to taste wine and take in the sights in "Southeastern" and "middle"  Minnesota.

The company asks that you register online for this all-day event. That way they have a headcount before departing the Olmsted County Government Center. If you are interested, they happen about twice a month and give a new meaning to "day drinking." Your tour starts at 10 am and will end at 6 pm on a Sunday. The website says the tour costs around $89 a person, which doesn't include lunch. That price includes your ride and the wine you'll taste at each of the locations.

The nine middle locations are as follows:

  1. Historic Downtown Wabasha, Minnesota
  2. Great River Road National Scenic Byway
  3. Magnificent lake Pepin
  4. Villa Bellezza Vineyard & Winery
  5. Historic Downtown Red Wing
  6. Falconer Vineyard & Winery
  7. Flower Valley Vineyard & Winery
  8. Lake Pepin Winery
  9. Lake City City Marina & Lake Pepin

They also have a south tour that has eight locations and those are:

  1. Whitewater Wines
  2. Great River Road National Scenic Byway
  3. Downtown Winona
  4. Seven Hawks Winery
  5. Monarch Public House
  6. Elmaro Vineyard and Winery
  7. Gavin Heights Vineyard and Winery
  8. Gavin Hights Scenic Overlook

The South tour will take you along the Mississippi river and allow you to take in the different scenes the mighty river has to offer.

Both tours sound like so much fun! For dates and more information, check out the Rochester Trolley & Tour Company website.

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