Sign in | Register now Like us on FacebookLike Us | Follow us on TwitterFollow Us

Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Fri
Hi: 62
Lo: 52
Sat
Hi: 65
Lo: 42
Sun
Hi: 59
Lo: 49
Advertise on OnMilwaukee.com

In Travel & Visitors Guide

The Vetrano family's winemaking history dates back more than a century.

Wisconsin wineries guide




Note: The contents of this guide were checked for accuracy when this article was updated on April 21, 2013 at 5:03 a.m. We continually update the thousands of articles on OnMilwaukee.com, but it's possible some details, specials and offers may have changed. As always, we recommend you call first if you have specific questions for the businesses mentioned in the guide.


Thanks to our climate, it's unlikely Wisconsin will ever become a wine lover's destination, although with Bordeaux winemakers buying up land in the south of England thanks to global warming, who knows! But that doesn't mean that some hearty Dairylanders aren't giving oenology the old college try.

While some, like Wollersheim and Spurgeon, use Wisconsin-grown grapes, they and others also rely on grapes grown in places like New York, Washington and California, too. Other winemakers here eschew the grape in favor of cherries, apples and other fruits.

Here are some of the wineries closest to Southeastern Wisconsin. For a complete list of winemakers in the other parts of the state, visit the Web site of the Wisconsin Winery Association (below).

AeppelTreow Winery
1072 288th Ave., Burlington, (262) 878-5345

appletrue.com
Opened in 2001 in a barn adjacent to the Brightonwoods Orchard near the Bong Rec Area, fruit wines are the specialty here, along with hard ciders.

Apple Barn Orchard & Winery
W6384 Sugar Creek Rd., Elkhorn, (262) 728-3266

applebarnorchardandwinery.com
There are no winery tours at Apple Barn – which makes a range of fruit wines – but there are free tastings from mid-June through mid-December and by appointment.

Captain's Walk Winery
345 S. Adams St., Green Bay, (920) 431-9255
captainswalkwinery.com
Located in an antebellum house, Captain's Walk makes a wide variety of wine, from cab sauv to chardonnay to Merlot, Sangiovese, Marechal Foch and others. Cellar tours are not offered, but tastings are.

Cedar Creek Winery
N70 W6340 Bridge Rd., Cedarburg, (800) 827-8020

CedarCreekWinery.com
Cedar Creek has been located in an historic building in downtown Cedarburg since 1990 and its wines – including Syrah, Vidal, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon – have won numerous awards. It is owned by Wollersheim.

Kerrigan Brothers Winery
N2269 County N, Appleton, (920) 788-1423

kerriganbrothers.com
Kerrigan, which makes fruit wines – including cherry, cranberry and apple – is open year round and offers free, daily tastings.

Page 1 of 2 (view all on one page)

Next >>




Talkbacks


Post a comment / write a review.

Facebook Comments

Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.