Best Winemaker

Napa Valley? More like Chippewa Valley! Topping off the Chippewa Valley’s favorite wineries for the sixth consecutive year is River Bend Vineyard & Winery (10439 33rd Ave, Chippewa Falls). More than 50 awards, 10 years in business – and they open for 2020 on April 18. Bemis Bluff Winery (E2960 Hageness Road, Eleva) hits the second spot: This small Wisconsin winery is all the rage for their incredible service and tasting menu. In third, Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard (19947 County Highway J, Chippewa Falls) offers 12 different wines and the most beautiful grounds you’ll ever see. – Cullen Ryan