With so much different geography in Wisconsin we’ve got a to of interesting growing regions and are a great place to grow apples. The different regions are home to different orchards and some of them are making really delicious and awesome cider. Plan yourself a day trip or plan to pick some up at a nearby store and enjoy the literal fruits of their labors as you savor fall in Wisconsin.
1. Mershon's Cider - Stoughton
You might find yourself driving right past this place the first time around, but it's worth circling back for. These ciders aren't over-processed - in fact, many of them are unfiltered. They've got a true apple flavor and a few unique blends to keep your taste buds happy. Located at 280 Business Park Circle #7, Stoughton, WI 53589.
2. Maiden Rock Cidery - Stockholm
The geography of this part of the state makes for unique soil and great fruit growing. Maiden Rock has six ciders and five fruit wines and they're located in one of the best spots for viewing fall colors in all the state. Located at W12266 King Ln, Stockholm, WI 54769.
3. Island Orchard Cider - Ellison Bay
If you're the type to head to Door County for leaf peeping, than Island Orchard should be on your to-do list. Their bombers of dry ciders are incredibly popular and the perfect way to end a Door County day. Located at 12040 Garrett Bay Rd, Ellison Bay, WI 54210.
4. The Cider House - McFarland
These folks are one of the few spots to do all the steps themselves - they have the orchard, the pressing facility and they ferment. The results are delicious, Wisconsin-made ciders you'll love again and again. Located at 4259 Mahoney Rd, McFarland, WI 53558
5. Forgotten Fire Winery - Marinette
This winery make seasonal hard cider your round - you never quite know what they'll have on tap, but it's totally worth stopping in to taste a few and take a growler or two home. Located at N2393 Schacht Rd, Marinette, WI 54143.
6. Von Stiehl Winery - Algoma
When a winery shows they know how to make amazing fruit-blend wine, you know you can trust them with a good cider. Von Stiehl has a couple of ciders as well as a unique "Cherry Bounce" you'll want to try. Located at 115 Navarino St, Algoma, WI 54201.
7. AeppelTreow Winery - Burlington
A short drive from Milwaukee, this spot feels a million miles away from civilization. It's a family-owned process and you'll feel like you got invited to their table in their tasting barn. If you think you can handle it, their apple brandy is beyond delicious. Located at 1072 288th Ave, Burlington, WI 53105.
8. Ela Cider - Waterford
This cidery grew out of the family business - the apples come from their cousin's nearby orchard. Located at 31308 Washington Ave, Rochester, WI 53167.
9. Vines and Rushes Winery - Ripon
This winery is only making one cider right now, but it's a good one. Each region of Wisconsin produces different flavors in their crops and this one is a unique addition to the scene. Located at 410 County Rd E, Ripon, WI 54971.
10. White Winter Winery - Iron River
Closer to Minnesota than most of Wisconsin, these folks way up North have four ciders to complement their selection of fruit wines and meads. Located at 68323 Lea St A, Iron River, WI 54847.