Wisconsin is know nationally for its cheese. But a lot of us, even those of us who live here, might not know about the high-quality wine Wisconsin produces every year. Let me set the record straight, right now: Wisconsin wine tastes awesome. Let’s take a look at some beautiful Wisconsin wineries that you need to visit–TODAY.
1. Cold Country Vines and Wines (Kewaunee)
This vineyard spans 35 acres along Lake Michigan. Cold Country is committed to the flavors of the Midwest. This is a shot of the vineyard just as it was budding.
2. AEppelTreow Winery (Burlington)
As you can guess from the name, apples are the focus. Their products emphasize locally sourced ingredients and a minimalist production approach that lets pure flavors shine.
All Sisters' Winery (Bayfield)
Feel the girl power. This is a mother/daughter owned winery. This is a great place to bring the girls for a wine tasting!
4. Baraboo Bluff Winery
These guys have only been in business for a few years, but the vineyard has created quite a buzz. The sweet angell wine--pictured here--is very delicious, with notes of pineapple.
5. Brigadoon Wine Co. (Tripoli)
The Shown family has been in the grape-growing business for forty years. This farm is 66 acres and has a 400-600 foot elevation for further physiological fruit development.
6. Burr Oak Winery (New Lisbon)
This winery is set on 15 acres. It offers a wide variety of wines. Check out their Facebook page--former Sen. Russ Feingold was just there for some wine!
7. Chisseled Grape Winery (Cedarburg)
Their wines are awesome and are among the best in Wisconsin. They already have fourteen national medals.
8. Door 44 Winery (Sturgeon Bay)
Their wines are made from Northern Varietal grapes, many grown locally in Wisconsin. The name "Door 44" comes from its position on the 44th latitude.
9. Hawk's Mill Winery (Browntown)
Hawk's Mill features cold climate grapes and fruit wines. The winery is located on a hilltop overlooking both the vineyard as well as state parklands. Scenic!
10. LedgeStone Vineyards (Greenleaf)
This vineyard is located at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment. Because of the geography, the grapes have a unique, flavorful taste.
Where’s your favorite Wisconsin winery? What’s your favorite Wisconsin wine? Let us know in the comments.