You know how to drink beer and wine, but do you really know how to taste it? Discover your next favorite beer or wine in the Chippewa Valley, home to a number of wineries and a world-class brewery.
Discover 145 years of craft beer brewing and Leinenkugel family history at the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, the seventh oldest brewery in the United States. It was the waters of the Chippewa River where Jacob Leinenkugel found a home for his brewery in 1867. Get a sneak peek into the beer making process with a free tour and complimentary samples (for those under 21,Leinies also features soda products). This is a tour not to miss!
Sip and swirl wine on a beautiful outdoor patio, paired with delicious Wisconsin cheese at Autumn Harvest Winery. These wines are made from American and Wisconsin grown grapes as well as an apple wine made right from the apples on their orchard. Insider tip: during the fall season, visitors have even more to do such as picking from 17 varieties of apples, picking pumpkins, enjoying wagon rides and exploring a corn maze.
Specializing in crisp and refreshing fruit wines, O’Neil Creek Winery offers a picturesque view and a relaxing atmosphere to sip wine. Unique varieties include Strawberry-Rhubarb, Elderberry and Summer Delight, made from homegrown dandelions and California raisins, oranges and limes.
River Bend Vineyard and Winery specializes in growing and producing wines made from cold hardy grapes grown right in Chippewa County. They produce wines across the full spectrum of tastes, from dry to sweet, refreshing to full-bodied. The eight-acre vineyard is just steps away from the tasting room-perfect for a relaxing afternoon.
So, whether you prefer to drink wine, nibble on cheese or sample craft beers, take a weekend off and experience what the Chippewa Valley has to offer.