The ringing sounds of clinking glasses and laughter waft through the pleasant foyer of the North Shore Winery and Sawtooth Mountain Cider House, greeting eager guests as they walk through the door. Located just off the Ski Hill Road in Lutsen, the winery has become a favorite local treasure in the few short months since its opening in July 2016.
Chuck and Kim, winemakers extraordinaire and owners of the new establishment, welcome visitors between the hours of 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM, offering refreshing tastings of their very own ciders and wines made of Minnesota grown apples and California grapes respectively. Hoping for a closer look? Join the staff on a tour of the barrel room where the fermentation and aging processes take place.
Guests at the Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts will be happy to learn that the Activities Department will be offering complimentary shuttles to the winery for tastings beginning Monday, September 5th! Each tasting is $7 and includes a free wine glass, and if you buy three bottles of wine you get the tasting free! You are welcome to call the front desk or visit Guest Services at any time to reserve a shuttle time between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM everyday. Please do so at least an hour in advance to ensure availability.
Beginning on Saturday, September 10th and continuing weekly we will also be shuttling guests to a special tour with the winemakers from 1:00 to 2:30 PM. Again, you may call the front desk or speak with any Activities staff members to reserve your spot! You will taste wines of the winemaker’s choice along with a sample our cheeses, meats, and crackers. The cost is $25 per person and includes a North Shore Winery souvenir glass.
All fees will be paid directly to the winery.
We hope you’ll enjoy this local gem as much as we have!