Best of the Chippewa Valley

Reader Polls

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2023

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2024

Best Wine Selection (Bar, Restaurant, or Winery)

Back on the Best Wine Selection list this year – and in first place – is River Bend Winery & Distillery (10439 33rd Ave., Chippewa Falls). Its owners have longtime roots in the community and their love for the Valley is further felt in River Bend's high-quality wine (and spirits!). Bemis Bluff Winery (E2960 Hageness Road, Eleva) ranked second this year for its custom fruit wines. Rounding out the top three, Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery (3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire) remains a local favorite with its range of sweet-to-dry wines. –Stephanie Nesja