Wisconsin’s Winter Wines

Wisconsin is fortunate to have a number of beautiful wineries across the state. And when the winter winds start blowing, these vineyards don’t close up shop. They’re busy making our favorite holiday wines, and even picking grapes on the coldest nights of the year in the process.

If you’re looking for the perfect bottle to bring to your holiday gatherings, we recommend these seasonal delights:

Wollersheim’s Ice Wine
This dessert wine is produced from grapes that have frozen while on the vine. Wollersheim reserves a select portion of their vines to make this wintery treat in mid-December, which means it’s extra special and quantities are limited. The highly concentrated natural sugars of the frozen grapes make this wine as sweet as honey.

Fish King Winery’s Marquette
The rich browned butter and gingerbread flavors of this bold, dry red make it a perfect pairing for holiday meals. This new wine is crafted from special hybrid grapes. Try it before it’s gone.

Munson Bridge Winery’s Holiday Bliss
Raspberry and chocolate. Need we say more? This port style wine will be a hit at all of your holiday gatherings, if you can bear to share it instead of keeping it for yourself.

Autumn Harvest Winery’s December Nights
Sip some cider with a kick. This fermented apple cider is mixed with raisin, cinnamon and clove for a spiced apple wine that’s delicious at room temperature or warmed.

River Bend Vineyard & Winery’s Cranberry Blush
Wisconsin cranberries dance with white grapes to give this pretty pink wine a beautiful blend of tart and sweet. It’s the perfect companion to a holiday feast.

Lewis Station Winery’s Knickerbocker Ice Wine
You’ll have to wait until the new year to get your hands on this popular ice wine, but it’s worth the anticipation. Grapes for the Knickerbocker are picked at the coldest moment of a winter’s night and with a bit of magic they create a smooth, luxurious dessert wine.

Now, we might be a bit biased, but if you’re looking for something to pair with your wintery wine, we think cheese is the ultimate option. Get some suggestions from our friends at the Wisconsin Cheese Cupid.

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