Best of the Chippewa Valley

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Best Wine Selection (Bar, Restaurant, or Winery)

At the end of a long day of quarantining, nothing sounds better than a large glass of merlot. Or sauvignon blanc. Or chardonnay. Or any wine, really. When it comes to the best wine selection, our readers say no one beats Bemis Bluff Winery (E2960 Hageness Road, Eleva) with their delectable custom fruit wines. Next up is Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery (3460 Mall Dr, Eau Claire), which seems to have an infinite number of alcoholic options, such as their Panache or Desire. Finally, nothing says true Chippewa Valley wine quite like Autumn Harvest Winery (19947 County Highway J, Chippewa Falls), an extension of the McIlquham family’s generations of apple-growing. –Rebecca Mennecke