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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Wineries & Vineyards 20

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

Time for a Toast With the Best Local Wines

Want wine? These are the places to check out, Best of the Chippewa Valley voters say

Once again, Bemis Bluff Winery (E2960 Hageness Road, Eleva) demonstrates it has the area’s best wine selection. Enjoy the scenery while sipping fruit wines, or better yet, a wine slushy on a hot July ...

WINE TIME: The Right Day for Rosé

between red and white, rosé wines offer a range of flavors and pair well with food

With rosé season upon us and National Rosé Day right around the corner on June 11, I thought it would be a wonderful time to recommend a few favorites. But first, let’s learn a little about rosés ...

Canned Peaches. Canned Pears. Canned ... Wines?

Eau Claire’s Wine Guy gives insider tips on the rising trend of canned wines

“What do you say, shall we open another can of wine?” Those are words that would have made me cringe in the not-so-distant past. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last couple of years it’s that times change ...

Autumn Harvest Winery Finds New Squeeze

new wines – including a signature Champagne Apple wine – slated for the future with new owners

Becky Mullane and her husband, Jim, will begin a new adventure when they re-open what’s now known as Dixon’s Autumn Harvest Winery outside Chippewa Falls on May 1 as the new owners and operators. It won’t be totally out with the old and in with the ...

Wine Pairing by Happenstance

what you find in the fridge could be a match made in heaven

The noise from the lawnmower outside my apartment window, tossing up the smell of fresh cut grass, immediately brought me back to summer! I began to anticipate visiting some of my favorite wineries again. I’m looking forward to adding ...

Winin' and Dinin' at the Farm

Wine Nights at Together Farms seek to bring people together safely

Together Farms is not only growing crops for its animals to graze on, but it is also interested in helping you grow ...

Cooking With Wine

tips from local chefs about how to successfully create something delicious

Inga Witscher, host of Around the Farm Table and a passionate gardener and cook, and Anthony Chavez, local chef and owner ...

Home Is Where the Wine Is

quarantine boosted wine sales and had Valley drinkers sticking to favorites or trying new varieties

Erica Jones’ go-to wine is rosé – especially a crisp, semi-dry rosé with hints of raspberries and melon ...


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Wine Time is sponsored by:

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Woodman Avenue, Altoona