Wisconsin Wine Events

There is no need to book a trip to Napa to experience the aromas and tastes of fine wines. Wisconsin is home to more than 45 wineries, with many of them growing their own grapes to produce a variety of local, authentic reds and whites. Autumn and into the holiday season is the perfect time to experience the wines made right here in Wisconsin as well as attend special events centered around swirling, tasting, and pairing wines from all over the globe. Whether you are a self-described connoisseur or just looking to plan a fun weekend away with the ladies or a special someone, check out these fun wine-infused events happening around Wisconsin.

Pride of KenoshaKenosha

This gourmet food and wine tasting event was started in 1995 as a fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha. Locally owned restaurants showcase new and favorite menu items as well as a variety of wines for tasting opportunities. The event also includes other entertainment including live music, a silent auction, and a raffle. 

Lombardi Food & Wine ExperienceMilwaukee

Truly a wine experience of international proportions and benefitting charity – this event will feature over 100 wines paired with food from more than 25 regional restaurants. Wines featured are from wineries from Italy, Napa Valley, and Sonoma Valley. Friday features a Food and Wine Tasting Gala where attendees can enjoy food from over 20 regional restaurants and tastings from 35 vineyards as well as craft beers, cheeses, meats and desserts. Saturday’s Celebrity Chef & Wine Dinner is a gourmet meal prepared by a distinguished chef and paired with wines – an elegant night out for anyone who enjoys fine wine and dining for a good cause!

Great River Road Wine Trail: Holiday Harvest Wine and Food Festival
Stockholm, Prescott, Alma, Fountain City, Trempealau

This unique event combines holiday foods, fine wine, and a beautiful view as you travel the Great River Road while traveling between wineries! A $30 admission entitles ticket holders to a wine trail glass, a six-bottle wine tote, and food and wine pairings at each of the nine participating wineries. Start as far from home as you can, make a weekend of it, and enjoy tasting the variety of wines produced locally.

Downtown Baraboo Winter Wine WalkBaraboo

Enjoy a stroll through downtown Baraboo where merchants each offer two one-ounce tastings of wines as well as tasty treats. The event is a fundraiser for the Baraboo Food Pantry. Sip some wine, enjoy great company and benefit charity!

Wollersheim Winery Vintage ChristmasPrairie du Sac

The holidays are in full swing at the Wollersheim Winery during their Vintage Christmas event. Festive foods are paired with their most popular wines. Find unique gifts, enjoy entertainment by carolers, and take advantage of the holiday decorations as the perfect backdrop for your family photo!

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