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Jun 2, 2012 - Wineries in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. The Great River Road Wine Trail includes 10 wineries located near the Upper Mississippi River in the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Paired with the Great River Road designated scenic highways are located along both sides of the Mississippi and the river wine trail. Download Map Enlarge Image. This is a great, short, intermediate ride that could be turned into a longer ride by advancing on to the River Trail. Find wineries near Minnesota, Wisconsin & Iowa on the Great River Road Wine Trail. All 10 wineries use the same northern grown grapes, but each makes distinctive award-winning wines. Each winery has its own story to tell. So plan to taste their unique wines. The rolling hills and rustic landscapes wine lovers encounter during their journey are a great complement to the delicious home-grown vintages of the winemakers along the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail. Nestled in the scenic heart of south central Pennsylvania, the wine trail features more than 20 family-owned wineries in the York, Lancaster. Visit The Iowa Wine Trail by traversing the upper Mississippi Valley wine region at Baldwin, Bankston, De Witt, Decorah, Fredericksburg, Guttenberg, Marquette, Waukon and West Branch. Sample well-crafted wines and ciders in the comfort of excellent and diverse tasting rooms among our heritage farms and vineyards, nestled river village,.

Great river wine tour

The River Road Wine Trail is a Salinas Valley roadway trail for wine-tasting following the River Road along the western banks of the Salinas River (California). It is not to be confused with the Great River Road Wine Trail that follows along the banks of the Mississippi River. It is notably referenced in numerous books and magazines.[1][2][3][4][5]


The River Road (Monterey County, California G-17) follows along the banks of the Salinas River and predates the wineries by many decades. It runs along the length of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. The earliest grape plantings, however, were in the 1790s, with the arrival of the Spanish missions in California.[6] The arrival of commercial wineries (and wine-tasting), began in the early 1970s, with initial plantings by Smith at Paraiso, by McFarland at Sleepy Hollow, by Johnson at La Estancia, and by Hahn at Smith & Hook.[6] The hot days of the Salinas Valley make for good Syrahs, and the cool foggy nights are ideal for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and other cool-climate varieties.[7]Currently there are at least 24 wineries[8] in the Salinas Valley with at least 13 tasting rooms lining River Road, going from Salinas, California south to Greenfield, California.[9] They are perched on the Santa Lucia Highlands, and present great views of the rich farmlands below.[10]The Salinas River Wine Trail was named by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in the top ten wine travel destinations in the world, with only two other locations (New York and Oregon) from North America.[11][12]

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Distance to wine-tasting facilities[edit]

The Wine-Tasting Facilities are usually encountered driving south from Highway 68 where it crosses the Salinas River. Using that as a starting point, the Wine-Tasting distances are tabulated below:

1. Odonata Wines South • 645 River Road, Salinas – 7 mi.

2. Pessagno Winery • 1645 River Rd, Salinas – 16 mi.

3. Manzoni Vineyards • 30981 River Road, Soledad – 17 mi.

4. Puma Road Winery • 32720 River Road, Soledad – 23 mi.

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5. Wrath Wines • 35801 Foothill Road, Soledad – 24 mi.

6. Hahn Family • 37700 Foothill Road, Soledad – 26 mi.

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7. Smith Family Wines • 38060 Paraiso Springs Road, Soledad – 31 mi.

8. Ventana Vineyards • 38740 Los Coches Road, Soledad – 35 mi.

Nearby wine trail[edit]

At the end of the River Road Wine Trail is the start of another wine trail. At Greenfield, if one takes the Arroyo Seco Road westward, it branches[13] into the Carmel Valley Road from which one can then take the Carmel Valley Wine Trail northwards, passing Carmel Valley Village, California and ending up in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.


  1. ^Thornton, Stuart (19 January 2016). 'Moon Monterey & Carmel: Including Santa Cruz & Big Sur'. Avalon Publishing – via Google Books.
  2. ^Sakach, Deborah Edwards (9 May 2018). 'Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns'. American Historic Inns Inc – via Google Books.
  3. ^Communications, Emmis (1 November 2005). 'Los Angeles Magazine'. Emmis Communications – via Google Books.
  4. ^'California Wine Guide'. Black Diamond – via Google Books.
  5. ^Guides, Fodor's Travel (10 May 2016). 'Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West'. Fodor's Travel – via Google Books.
  6. ^ ab'River Road Wine Trail Archives - Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association'. Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association.
  7. ^'River Road - not so secret wine tasting'. Retrieved 9 May 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^'Salinas Valley Wine Tasting - Salinas Valley Wineries'.
  9. ^'River Road Wine Trail'. Retrieved 9 May 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^'Monterey's River Road Wine Trail'.
  11. ^'Wine Tasting: River Road Wine Trail and Carmel'. 19 March 2015.
  12. ^'Move over, Napa: Monterey is California's wine hot spot – Paid Post'. Retrieved 9 May 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^'Arroyo Seco Road Carmel Valley Road - Bing'.

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About the Great River Landing


Welcome to the Great River Landing on the Waterfront in Onalaska, Wisconsin

The Great River Landing is a special place to visit because of it's natural beauty, culture, recreational activities and Onalaska-friendly atmosphere. It's a place that once you visit, you will always want to come back to.

Uniquely situated on Wisconsin's Great River Road, Onalaska's waterfront has an opportunity to influence the entire region due to the site's extraordinary features. It serves as the trail head for the Great River State Trail which connects 101 miles of interconnecting state bicycle trails, and offers access to the 120-acre ecologically diverse Wittenberg Marsh, the Onalaska Spillway, the Black and Mississippi Rivers, and Lake Onalaska. Local businesses contribute to the authentic cultural experience by providing local cuisine and unique shopping experiences. The Great River Road runs right through Great River Landing, providing a gateway for families wanting to explore the upper Mississippi Valley.

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