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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Places & Resources

Wine Bars 7

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 19

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

Raising a Glass to Art

pairing local wines with local artists

There are many words that I’d use to describe myself, but up until last week, sommelier wasn’t one of them. As a humble high school teacher ...

Wine Ice Cream? Why Not?

V1 editor experiments with alcoholic ice cream

With comments ranging from “I can’t taste the wine in this at all,” to “I won’t eat this, because it tastes like wine,” this recipe is a great conversation starter for family gatherings.

Six Savory Wisco Wine & Cheese Pairings

“Eau Claire Wine Guy” William Bernier suggests these combinations of Wisconsin-made cheeses and wines from the award-winning Wollersheim Winery of Prairie du Sac ...

The Finest on the Vine

the top three local wineries from our 2018 Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll

Whether you’re a wine expert or more of a novice, each of these winemakers are sure to have something you’ll be interested in. These wineries were voted the Best of the Chippewa Valley in Volume One’s 2018 ...

Your Favorite Local Winemakers

the top three local wineries from the most recent Best of the Chippewa Valley Readers Poll

In the most recent edition of our annual Best of the Chippewa Valley poll, River Bend, Autumn Harvest, and Infinity Beverages took home to honors in the Best Winemaker category ...


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Wine Time is sponsored by:

Woodman's Markets
Woodman Avenue, Altoona