Delicious bruschetta

Our summer has been pretty busy, but with a good balance of of being laid-back and relaxing thrown in. We love exploring cool places around us and I especially enjoy finding places with wide open spaces for Juliet to run around in. This winery and pizza bistro is just an hour from our house the perfect place.

We went with Erik’s family when they were visiting over Memorial Weekend. The weather was lovely, and we enjoyed a wine tasting and pizza on the patio overlooking lush green trees and grape vines.

If you want to check it out, Falconer Vineyards and Winery is in Red Wing, MN. Thanks to my sister for telling us about this place!

The pizza was really good. We ordered a bunch of different kinds and enjoyed them all. Since it’s been over a month I don’t remember each flavor but we got a smoked salmon pizza, a pepperoni pizza and two others. They make the pizzas in a wood-fire oven right on the patio.



The view from the vineyard looking up at the winery and patio


After we had pizza and wine, we let Juliet run wild in the vineyard. She loved it.

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The past month or so I’ve been staring at Juliet and thinking, “wow, she is getting to be such a big girl!”

This is a great photo of Erik’s mom, Erik and Juliet. We rarely get photos where Juliet is actually looking at the camera and smiling.


Juliet and daddy


Juliet and grandma Karen

For other great summer spots in MN and WI be sure to check out:

Nelson Stone Barn pizza farm

Two Pony Gardens Pizza Nights