Minnesota Wine AVAs: Alexandria Lakes

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Alexandria Lakes
Alexandria Lakes AVA encompasses 10,880 acres (4400 hectares) in central Minnesota. At present this AVA has only a single winery, Carlos Creek. The area has unique geographical features due to extensive glaciation. Grape varieties include arieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and Riesling.

Forestedge Winery Minnesota

Forestedge Winery Minnesota

Upper Mississippi Valley
Upper Mississippi Valley AVA is the largest wine producing region in the world, occupying about 30 thousand square miles (approximately 77 thousand square kilometers) in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. It follows the Mississippi River for over 500 miles (about 800 kilometers) and consequently is quite varied. Only a small percentage is cultivated in grapes, almost all of which are French hybrids.

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