Urban Forage Winery & Cider House
We’re open for bottle sales from 3-7 PM on Fridays and 1-5 PM Saturdays, and hold events on a regular basis where you can try our products by the glass.
Our production facility, bottle shop and event space are located at 3016 East Lake Street in the heart of the Longfellow neighborhood in the beautiful city of Minneapolis. We’re not far from the Mississippi river and the also very beautiful city of St. Paul.
We use crowdsourced fruit, flowers and honey as well as locally sourced fresh juice, to produce top quality hard cider, honey mead and fruit wines. Yes, we do pick apples, pears, apricots and cherries off of local residents’ fruit trees, with permission. We also harvest dandelions, hops and other flowers in season if they are offered to us. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have fruit or flowers you’d like us to pick.
Each of our varieties is made with minimal processing in our stainless steel fermenters in small batches. We do much of the work the old-fashioned way: by hand. Our prices reflect this- and our quality does as well. There aren’t any shortcuts to take in the making of real cider, mead or wine.
We also strive to make our products without the use of artificial chemicals. Wine has been made for millennia without the use of a chemistry set, and we continue that tradition. We pasteurize our products to make them shelf-stable instead of dosing them with chemical additives. We use low doses of sulfite only when a batch seems to require it, and never use the preservatives that are commonly overused by other wineries and cideries.
Very soon we’ll add a tasting room to our 100-year-old building on Lake Street. We’ll have draft cider on tap and wine and mead for sale by the glass. Construction permits have just been issued and we’re finalizing the details, so bear with us while we build. Details of the buildout will be posted here as we’re able.
The products that we have available for sale depend on the time of year and on how fast our limited inventory is selling. Check our products page to see what we currently have in stock.
At the moment, our Semisweet Sparkling Cider, Semisweet Mead and Gin Botanical Cider are for sale at over 30 liquor stores in Minneapolis, St. Paul and several of the suburbs. Other seasonal varieties are for sale only at our location at 3016 East Lake Street in Minneapolis on Fridays and Saturdays.