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 ...

Corking Her Career

From the Vine owner wants to put wine bar in new hands

Over the past six years, From The Vine has become so much more than a wine bar: It’s become a part of customers’ lives. FTV will always have a special place in my heart – not because it was the place that sparked my love of sweet reds ...

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

The owner of The Plus in downtown Eau Claire is finishing up his next project: The Rev. Benny Haas, an entrepreneur and jack-of-all-trades, is planning on opening The Rev at 204 S. Barstow St., the former location of

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 ...

Full Court (Wine) Press

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 ...

The 5 Wisco Wine Regions

tasting your way across the Dairyland

If you think the only good wine comes from Napa or some other name-brand locale, think again. Right here in Wisconsin winemakers are creating a wide variety of world-class bottles. The Winemaker’s Association of Wisconsin breaks the state up into five distinct regions of awesomeness, each with its own styles and specialties. Time to go tasting ...

The Grape Escape 2013

a Mississippi River wine trail shows off its natural beauty

Started in 2009, The Great River Road Wine Trail was named after the road that sews these nine wineries together. The famous road itself, recognized as a National Scenic Byway, runs from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. This particular stretch ...

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