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“Bailly Winery”

Alexis Bailly Vineyard
Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Hastings
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Hastings, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Bailly Winery”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This is located off 170th street just south of Hastings. The wine is very good. In the summer you can listen to free jazz outside---bring your chairs & snacks---while you enjoy the music and their wine. You can buy a bottle or a glass. Jazz is July & August on Sundays.

Visited August 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wine for everyone”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

I've been to Alexis Bailey many times, yet never remembered to review it. Small winery with a good variety for every taste. The special tasting events with food pairings are a must. The grounds are nice, with outdoor seating all around, a fire place inside for the colder days. I have yet to make it to a summer concert, but can imagine that it would be really fun. You can taste the wines, purchase wines and have a picnic with your just-bought wine. You don't even need to remember the corkscrew! Or a plate, cutting knife, napkins…they'll provide it all.
Also available for sale are various gifts, glassware, books etc, plus locally raised cheese and meats.
Friendly, good wine, accommodating, plus there's a dog. What more do you need?

Visited February 2014
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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
209 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Alexis Bailly + rainy day= fun times”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

We visited AB during their latest pairing event. What a nice surprise! There were 9 different stations with various wines and either cheeses or sweets to accompany them. It would have been great to be outdoors but that didn't lessen the experience. There were some great pairings that made this unexperienced wine drinker consider getting more into wine. They had an interesting chocolate cheese that we could have sworn was fudge. The building was on the smaller size but was able to handle a large crowd and was beautiful. Unfortunately, they ran out of cheeses but we were able to grab the last of the chocolate one, the smoky cheddar and a bottle of wine to go with it. Since it was only drizzling, we still walked around the grounds. We'll have to return during warm weather when the grapes are on the vines. Well worth the trip!

Visited November 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Nice outdoor grounds”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We visited on a sunny Sunday and enjoyed some outdoor music along with our wine tasting. We met some interesting people while we did our tastings outside. They were very busy inside and needed more servers. The gals on the retail part of the store were not helpful and very rude. They need more bathrooms! All in all it was enjoyable.

Visited July 2013
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Minneapolis
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Fun Sunday afternoon”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We have lived near Hastings for almost 10 years and have never visited Alexis Bailly Vineyard until this past Sunday. WOW- we have missed a gem right in our back yard!
We arrived to hear live music outside and everyone sitting around snacking on wine and cheese and having a blast. Some folks even brought their pooches!
We went in for a tasting and loved the small quaint atmosphere...almost too small because there were sooo many people there. The tastings were generous and yummy...they do a great job with their wine!
Once the band took a break the bathrooms became really busy and one of the workers saw the long line so he brought us back to behind the bar to ease the line a bit.. sooo nice! The bathrooms were even decorated in a wine theme.
The gift shop was nice and it had a good variety of items..bought nuts and chocolate for the tasting and it was well worth the $$ tag.
We will be back!

Visited August 2013
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