Taste and Toast

Attendees of Taste and Toast wandered through the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum gardens at peak bloom on the evening of July 27.

Taste and Toast is one of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s largest parties of the summer. Around 1,000 attendees enjoyed the beautiful evening in the gardens at peak bloom on July 27.

Taste and Toast

Attendees were serenaded by live music from Salsa del Soul in the Elizabeth Carr Slade Perennial Garden. The group is a Twin Cities based orchestra that performs various styles of Latin American music.

Around 45 local restaurants, wineries, breweries and cideries participate in the event. Local businesses that participated this year include From Scratch Baking in Chanhassen; Mousse Sparking Wine Co. in Jordan; Parley Lake Winery in Waconia; Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery in Waconia and Enki Brewing in Victoria.

Taste and Toast

Pictured are John and Jenny Thull, research viticulturists at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and Colin Zumwalde, a research professional with the University of Minnesota. The group was giving out wine samples made from grapes grown at the Arboretum’s Horticultural Research Center.

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