Wineries & Vineyards
take a short or a long-ish drive to grape heaven
Autumn Harvest Winery
Corner of County Hwy J & County Hwy K, Chippewa Falls • 720-1663 • www.autumnharvestwinery.com • The Chippewa Valley’s first winery, Autumn Harvest produces nine varieties of wine including three apple wines using fruit from the adjacent John McIlquham Orchard. Apple cider and hard cider are available as well. They offer complimentary wine tasting everyday, patio seating to enjoy libations by the bottle or glass, gourmet foods to sample, and a gift shop. Open everyday 9am-6pm.
River Bend Vineyard & Winery
10439 33rd Avenue, Chippewa Falls • 720-9463 • www.riverbendvineyard.com • This winery nestled in the hills of the Chippewa Valley offers eight wines produced and bottled on-site from grapes grown in their very own eight-acre vineyard. Visitors to the tasting room can enjoy complimentary wine tasting or buy wine by the glass or bottle. Gourmet food, gifts, and accessories are also available. Wine enthusiasts are invited to take advantage of the outdoor patio and accompanying bonfire pit and live music stage while tasting. Open May 28 through December 30, Thursday through Saturday 11am-7pm and Sundays noon-6pm.
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Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery (1 hour 52 mins)
W12266 King Lane, Stockholm • 448.3502 • www.maidenrockwinerycidery.com • This award-winning cider orchard offers premium hard ciders and wines from local fruit and flavored with a hint of Wisconsin. Visitors to tasting room can enjoy complimentary samples. Open beginning August 26, Wednesday through Sunday 10am-6pm.
Chateau St. Croix (1 hour 45 mins)
1998A State Road 87, St. Croix Falls • 483-2556 • www.chateaustcroix.com • This 55 acre estate includes vineyards, formal gardens, picnic area, fishing pond, and stables. Tours are available for $6 and up to three wines can be tasted for free, but 4-6 wines cost $6. If you’d like to tour and taste 4-6 wines, you get a deal at $10. Open Mondays and Wednesday through Thursday 11am-6pm, Friday through Saturday 11am-7pm, and Sundays noon-4pm.
Hook Stone Winery (1 hour 55 mins)
10588 Main St., Hayward • 634-9463 • www.hookstone.com • This winery brings Napa to the Northwoods by producing wines with juices sourced from California and Washington State. Open Monday through Saturday 10:30am-6pm and Sunday 11am-4pm.
Munson Bridge Winery (57 mins)
W6462 Bridge Rd., Withee • 229-4501 • www.munsonbridgewinery.com • This winery offers a large variety of fruit wines, including raspberry, elderberry, boysenberry, plum, blackberry, crabapple, and cranberry, among others. Gourmet olive oils and bread are also available to be enjoyed on the patio. Open Fridays noon-6pm, Saturdays 11am-6pm, and Sundays 1-4pm.