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December 3-4, 2016  Holiday Cheer at the Vineyard
Chisago City, Minnesota
Tis' the season to deck your wine racks for the upcoming holidays! We'll have several new wines to sample, freshly brewed mulled wine, special treats and plenty of holiday cheer!  Reservations are not required - bring your friends!

December 10, 2016  Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.



2015 Minnesota - December 2015


December 1-3, 2015  Midwest Dairy Conference & Expo
St. Cloud, Minnesota
This conference provides great information about organic agriculture to excite experienced organic producers as well as people new to this farming system.

December 6, 2015  Christmas in the Logging Camp
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Costumed cooks prepare Christmas dinner and lumberjacks sing and tell stories at the Forest History Center's turn-of-the-century logging camp.

December 19-20, 2015  Holiday Cheers! - Stillwater, Minnesota
Saint Croix Vineyards.  Enjoy a weekend at the winery and partake in the tradition of drinking mulled wine during the holidays! During your standard wine tasting we will include a sample of delicious mulled wine.  This is the perfect weekend to relax before the holidays and buy those final holiday gifts. Remember, wine makes the perfect gift!

December 26-27, 2015  Northwoods Holiday Fest
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Experience a winter wonderland with with winter activities for the whole family including dog sledding, sleigh rides, skiing, ice skating, sledding on Logger's Mountain, snow sculptures, snowball launching, music and food. Tours of the logging camp will also be offered.


2014 Minnesota - December 2014

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December 11, 2014  Dinner with Chef - Chaska, Minnesota
At MN Landscape Arboretum.  Twin Cities top chefs love guest-cooking at the Arboretum! Meet other good food fans during a delicious dinner with three wine tastings that complement the menu. In addition to getting insider cooking tips from the chefs, you'll receive recipes, sommelier wine notes and recommendations on where to find the best ingredients. You can just sit back, watch the meal unfold, sip some wine and dine.

December 18, 2014 - 4x4: Italian Dinner & Minnesota Wines
MN Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota
Lukas Leaf, Executive Chef of the acclaimed al Vento Restaurant in Minneapolis.  Highly respected since its opening several years ago, al Vento earned Best Italian Restaurant accolades from City Pages and has a well earned reputation for being the place to go for surprising and amazing fresh approaches to pasta and seasonal ingredients. Lukas is driven to bring the best of local, seasonal ingredients into his recipes and strives to create simple dishes that taste like heaven.



2013 Minnesota - December 2013
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waiting for new dates

December 5, 2013  Mill Valley Kitchen and Marin Dinner
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota
Farm-to-table cuisine of Northern California, and fresh and sustainably sourced ingredients are the inspirations behind Mill Valley Kitchen. Chef Mike Rakun has visited MN farms here to see for himself where the fresh ingredients come from for his kitchen. Currently, Chef Rakun is hard at work creating an exciting new restaurant destination, "Marin" for downtown Minneapolis, estimated opening date as of this writing is the next few months! Check back for menu updates. Wine tastes are paired with Chef Rakun's delectable menu.




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