Whether you're a newbie or a straight-up connoisseur, the Chippewa Valley and surrounding areas offer a vast variety of different wines and beverages. Despite Wisconsin being known as a beer state, we hold our own in the sweet (or dry) treat. So as the weather turns nice, hit the road - or stay right in town - and enjoy the fruit of the vine.

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A collection of places to enjoy a night out and a few glasses. Many of the businesses in the wineries & vineyards section also have their own in-house wine bar.

Wineries & Vineyards  17

Featuring locations in Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Pepin, Pierce, St. Croix, Trempeleau, and Vernon counties.

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Ramping Up the Rev

get an early glimpse at the soon-to-open wine bar in downtown Eau Claire, from the owners of The Plus

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Where Fruit Wines Flourish

from cranberry to currant to rhubarb, Eleva’s Bemis Bluff has it all

Charming and picturesque, Bemis Bluff Winery is nestled in the rolling hills of Eleva, off Highway 93 across from the Blueberry Ridge Orchard. They offer an inviting outdoor deck ...

Keeping Spirits Up

Chippewa Falls winery adds distilling gin, whiskey, and vodka to their operation

Standing outside on a gorgeous sunny day, gazing out at the vineyards and sipping a quality glass of wine is an experience. An experience River Bend Vineyard & Winery in Chippewa Falls is committed to ...

FEATURE: Uncorking the Chippewa Valley Wine Scene

Yes, Wisconsin is beer country, but wine lovers who look closely will find palate-pleasing restaurants, retailers, wine bars, and vineyards aplenty.

It took everything in me not to cry out in horror. I knew that bars in Eau Claire would be a little different than the ones I was used to on the East Coast (for instance, l had been warned that many ...

Family Roots

Autumn Harvest Winery changing hands, but will stay in the family

Ten years after creating a winery to complement their family’s well-known orchard, a Chippewa Falls couple are selling both businesses. However, Autumn Harvest Winery and John McIlquham Orchard will stay in family hands ...

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Wisco winery tops Final Four face-off

The Wisconsin Badgers may have lost a heartbreaker to Duke in the Final Four, but a Badger State winemaker had better luck in a hoops-themed competition judged by the staff of Wine Spectator magazine. In early April, the magazine selected wineries located near the colleges playing in the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four ...

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