Wisconsin has no shortage of ways to experience fall color, but one of the best ways to take in the magnificent hues is with a fresh, Wisconsin-made beverage in hand. These tap and tasting rooms offer uniquely local pours on top of providing unmatched atmosphere. You’ll swear your beverage tastes even better surrounded by gorgeous shades of amber, crimson, and every color in between.
Botham Vineyards is an “original vine-to-bottle winery” that has been using estate-grown grapes to produce their award-winning wines for more than 25 years. Settled in the heart of Iowa County, you’ll witness some of the best fall color the Driftless Region has to offer. Guests are encouraged to pack a picnic to enjoy on the expansive terrace overlooking the rolling hills brimming with fall foliage.
Centrally located in Wisconsin’s heartland, Munson Bridge Winery lays on a breathtaking property where you can enjoy a glass of wine by the pond while taking in the beautiful views of fall color. Munson Bridge specializes in fruit wines and offer some varieties you might not find elsewhere, like elderberry, boysenberry, and even crab apple!
Much of the fruit used in these wines is either grown on the property or purchased from local farmers, which only adds to that authentic Wisconsin experience. Free tastings are available for each variety, so there’s no excuse for leaving without a new favorite!
Hayward has long been a popular summer vacation destination, but the beauty of northern Wisconsin really shines once fall color arrives. Whether you’re looking to make a pit-stop along your scenic drive or planning on staying in town, you won’t want to miss spending some time at Angry Minnow Brewery.
The cozy outdoor patio is shrouded by trees full of radiant red and yellow leaves, providing the perfect atmosphere while you enjoy a freshly brewed beer – we suggest the ever popular, River Pig Pale Ale! If you aren’t sure where to start on the tap list, ordering a tasting flight is really the best way to get an idea of all that Angry Minnow has to offer.
Central Waters Brewing Co – Amherst
Amherst is a wonderful place to view fall color in Wisconsin. With so much undisturbed natural beauty, you might not even suspect that it’s home to one of Wisconsin’s fastest growing and most beloved craft breweries. As you make your way to Central Waters, you may notice that there’s not many nearby businesses or landmarks along the way. But once you come over the ridge, you’ll spot the compound surrounded by miles and miles of fall foliage.
Order up a Mudpuppy Porter and head out to the picnic tables where you can enjoy the crisp fall air and relaxing atmosphere. If you’re feeling impressed by Central Waters, be sure to join in on one of the free weekend tours. Oh, and before you leave, don’t forget to grab a growler to go!
For even more Wisconsin beer, check out these historic Wisconsin breweries, or view our entire directory of breweries and wineries.