Local wineries unite for Wine, Art Krawl

A trio of local wineries is partnering up to host an annual fall event celebrating locally produced wine, art, food and song.

The Upper St. Croix Wine and Art Krawl is 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 4, at Wild Mountain Winery near Almelund and Taylors Falls, the new James Perry Vineyards in Rush City and James Perry Vineyards in the Harris area.

Ann Tessneer, owner of North Folk Winery, said guests of this wine tasting extravaganza can experience the entire loop of wineries by taking advantage of a limo service provided by Lee’s Limousine for a modest fee. In addition to welcoming a variety of artists and vendors and fresh produce from local growers, North Folk will host a 2:30-4:30 p.m. performance by Strings ‘N Things, a high-energy band that plays folk, country, gospel, originals and covers. This free opening act will be followed by Ann Reed in concert (tickets are $15) from 5-7 p.m.

Reed, a past Minnesota Music Academy Performer of the Year, is known for her alto vocals, songwriting, guitar and rapport with audiences. Tickets for the Reed show can be purchased in person or by contacting 651-674-7548 or [email protected]

Come out to the Wine and Art Krawl and experience the peak of the fall colors, Tessneer said. The event coincides with potter Robert Briscoe’s Annual Fall Studio Sale, a 25-year tradition that will take place from Oct. 3-5 at 2785 Stark Road, Harris, about a mile from the winery.

For directions and more information, contact North Folk Winery, 43150 Blackhawk Road, Harris, at 651-674-7548 or www.northfolkwinery.com; Wild Mountain Winery, 16906 Wild Mountain Road, Taylors Falls, at 651-583-3585 or www.wildmountainwinery.com; and James Perry Vineyards, 4790 480th St., Rush City, at 651-528-2858 or www.jamesperryvineyards.com.

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