With more than 45 wineries in Wisconsin, there’s no need to book a trip to Napa to experience the aromas and tastes of fine wines. Many Wisconsin winieries grow their own grapes producing 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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
The Wisconsin Department of Tourism's "Events Across Wisconsin" is for informational purposes only. Events appearing on this website are sometimes supplied by third parties. The Wisconsin Department of Tourism does not endorse the events, nor does it vouch for the legality of the events. Prior to attendence, please verify that the events conform to applicable federal and state laws and local ordinances.