|Address:||35295 MN-64, Laporte, MN 56461, USA|
|Working:||Closed 10AM–5:30PM 10AM–5:30PM 10AM–5:30PM 10AM–5:30PM 10AM–5:30PM 12–5PM|
I reside north of Bemidji, and yesterday was my first time at the Forestedge Winery. I brought some friends with me who were up visiting from Chicago. WHAT A MISTAKE! We waited in line for the wine tasting for 15 minutes, and the gentleman behind the counter ignored us and let several other people go around us. So finally we went outside and the nice young man tending the bar offered to let us taste what he had stocked on the patio. After inquiring, we found they also were not offering tours because of a wedding! We shrugged it off, and went back inside to find there was room for us at the counter. The same man who initially ignored us was very rude, and didnt talk to us about the wines whatsoever. I asked to taste one more, and the man said to the people next to us, " Hold on a minute, folks, this girl is obviously 14 and wants to try the raspberry". Well I was very offended and said so to the man at the register, and all he said was "I think he is under a little stress". Well you know what, Forestedge? Stress is no reason to treat a paying customer like that! I can guarantee I will NEVER be back, and its too bad because I all but run a tour guide service up here for friends and family who come up to visit. Your wine is excellent, but not enough to make up for your APPALLING service! I make my own wine, and can refrain from buying yours. Although I do thank you because this will spare me the long drive out there in the future.
Im not a big wine connoisseur but thought it would be fun to go as my wife suggested as something to do. Upon our arrival the location was quaint. Entry into the building was nothing special. A counter with two men behind it and racks of wine on the walls. As we sampled I asked what the main ingredient of black currant was. I did not know that it was a berry that grows from a woody shrub. Instead of explaining that to me the putz behind the counter gave me the "are you stupid" stare and responded that it was "black currant." At that point in time I was ready to bail and never come back. My wife insisted that she buy three bottles of wine as gifts much to my dismay. Enjoy your profit on those three bottles as youll never get a dime from me again!!! If you cant provide a smile and some basic customer service you should consider a new profession. NEVER AGAIN!!!!
I absolutely love visiting the Winery, just the drive in with all of the beautiful rhubarb and other fruits growing is lovely to see. It is even better when you get to taste the wine and realize that their wine is made with all of the freshest ingredients. I love the personal service you get when stopping in, they never rush you along and give a great discount when buying a case (which I always do). I am happy to support this small winery that is set in our beautiful state of Minnesota and hope that many more are able to discover what a truly fresh and delicious fruit wine they produce.
Drive by frequently but never stop. Decided to check it out one day. What a great bunch. Had 2 glasses of Rhubarb wine and should not have driven off. Good Lord was that potent. Tastes really good too. You guys might make a drinker out of me yet. This place is a must stop just to sample all the different types of wine they make. Have a designated driver. You wont forget this place and you will leave with a very happy smile.
Forestedge has the best fruit wines I have ever had. The sweet ones have enough acid that the taste pops.The dry ones are excellent. We live near Bemidiji and take our visiting relatives & friends here often. The wall in the tasting room is loaded with awards.
Wonderful experience! Tasting was free and we had at least 10. The owner served us and sent almost an hour with us. He was friendly, knowledgeable and loads of fun to chat with. We will be stopping again soon!
Great fruit wines. Weve tried some that taste too "sugary or syrupy". These were amazing! Went home with 3 bottles :)
Best Fruit Wine I have had in along time. Would buy from them again.
Excellent wine! Very beautiful location as well.
Friendly services and delicious wine!
John was great!! Wine was fantastic!!