One of the very best things about living in Wisconsin is access to the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables that are grown here. Living so close to where our food comes from means it’s easy to find a place where we can take part in the process. Farms all across Wisconsin let you come and pick your own produce, but only at The Apple Barn in Elkhorn does that experience come at a winery with its own on-site tasting lounge!
The Apple Barn basically has everything you could ever need for a perfect day trip.
Located about 50 miles west of Racine in the southeastern part of the state, this farm lets you pick your own strawberries, apples, and pumpkins in the summer and fall months. Of course, you can always buy pre-picked produce in their store whenever you need to stock up.
But there's just something about picking your food fresh on the farm and breathing in the fresh air as you do it.
This farm is the perfect spot for a family trip or a fun day with friends. It's a beautiful location not far from both Madison and Milwaukee that offers the chance to escape the hectic life of the city for a few hours in the country.
Of course, you can relax even more by taking the time to taste and sample the wines these folks make.
Committed to making a wide variety of non-grape fruit wines, The Apple Barn has a large selection of lush, flavorful wines that are truly delicious and unlike anything you've ever had before. Peach, pear, apple, strawberry, cranberry, rhubarb, raspberry, and blueberry all get fermented to create Apple Barn wines.
The orchard itself is truly stunning and despite being just a short ride away from two major cities, it really feels far removed from the fast pace of urban life.
You'll love getting to stock up on fresh fruit and even take home a bottle of wine or two for dinner, but the beauty of The Apple Barn is in the experience of hanging out in the fresh air for the day.
The folks at Apple Barn are incredibly welcoming. A lot of love goes into everything that happens here, from taking care of the land to baking up sweets using the fresh produce. It's the little touches that make the difference here.
You probably never thought of having rhubarb wine before, but as the sign says, "wine not?"
The luscious, jammy flavors of fresh fruit are the perfect starting place to create delightful, unique wines you can't find anywhere else. They're fermented in small batches to ensure rich, deep flavors in every bottle.
There's a wine tasting lounge right on site, so you can enjoy the literal fruits of their labor any time you visit.
The wines here are made by a master winemaker who's won numerous awards for these deliciously amazing fruit wines. They do ship their wines across the country, but the best way to be able to enjoy them is to stock up during a visit. They even offer a sampler pack that lets you take home a bottle of every flavor they make.
The Apple Barn is a spectacular place to take your family to pick your own strawberries, apples, or pumpkins, but it's also so much more than that.
Where else can you find fresh fruit and fresh wine all in one spot? It's a great place for a day out with friends, a date, or a day with your family. No matter what takes you to The Apple Barn, you're sure to leave with a smile on your face and a trunk full of goodies to enjoy long after you've left.
Address: W6384 Sugar Creek Road, Elkhorn, WI, 53121.
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The store and winery are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and in season (usually mid-June through late October) the pick-your-own fruit area is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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