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The state of Wisconsin is actually the original American home to the Hungarian born Father of the California Wine Industry, the legendary Agoston Haraszthy. Before leaving for California in the middle of the 19th century, Haraszthy was a key figure in the early settlements of Wisconsin and a very successful farmer and businessman here. Haraszthy did plant the first wine grapes in the state, but frustration with the difficult Midwest climate refocused him on making his fortune with hops and grains. Would that he could see the renewal of winegrowing interest in Wisconsin today. Today Wisconsin is home to about a dozen wineries, most making a combination of grape and fruit wines. Despite there being an official AVA (Lake Wisconsin AVA) in the state, only a few producers actually grow their own or make wine from locally grown grapes, most opting to bring in grapes from California, Washington, and New York States. Of the locally grown grapes, hybrids dominate with varieties like Seyval, Vidal, Marechal Foch Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • St. Croix

    St. Croix grapes produce medium to full bodied, dry, deep red wines with low tannins, good fruity aromas, and have cu...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Popular Wineries in Wisconsin View all

  • Stones Throw Winery

    It's what we do here at Stone's Throw Winery in Door County... combining our access to small lots...

  • Spurgeon Vineyards & Winery

    Award winning wines from estate-grown grapes are a part of the wine experience that waits for you...

  • Botham Vineyards

    Nestled in the heart of Wisconsin’s Iowa County Uplands and surrounded by more than 900 acres of ...

  • Autumn Harvest Winery

    Established in 2004 as the Chippewa Valley's first winery, Autumn Harvest Winery produces 12 wine...

  • Vetro Winery

    Our “Family Tradition” began in Sicily over 100 years ago…. Grandpa Michael Vetrano had a passio...

  • Trout Springs Winery

    As Brown County's first winery, they feature estate-made, award winning wines along with vintages...

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  • RCKR-awesome event. Congrats! I need to revist the CyT as its been a while.  Read More

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  • Now the wines, but first the food - the Chimichuri steak and the ribs and the ... outdoor activity in  Wisconsin needs other fluids that are just as important:  The end!        &nbs Read More

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  • Looks like plenty enough pictures to me, Paul.  Looking forward to your commentary. Read More

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  • The wine challenge went off with a couple of hitches in the get along.  Severe on Friday to the West and Northwest created road closures and unsafe driving conditions for about 6 of the guests - one of them was the guy that was going to help with the cooking.  We had rainy weather for about the 1st half hour, so I did this:which was ok, but even... Read More

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  • What a wonderful event.  Is today the day or was it yesterday? Read More

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  • So no electric zappers or the ever-lovely fly strips? Japan still favors the coiled incense wafting up out of cute (or sometimes even beautiful) ceramic burners. "Trash - mostly water - don't buy."Love those succinct, to-the-point TNs! Read More

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  • My experience (limited) and impression (greater), Vino, is that if you have the opportunity to chase down as many examples of British Fizz as possible, you will likely be rewarded more greatly than you expect. Maybe even a little road trip to Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Devon or elsewhere in southern England that shouldn't be all that far from the Cot... Read More

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  • Very much interested in hearing about the wines as well, haven't had a whole lot of experience with the South American offers.DM, there are a couple wineries near where we're staying (Bourton-on-the-water) but only one is open for tasting.  Haven't seen an English wine, sparkling or otherwise, on any of the menus so far, most are from Chile, Arg... Read More

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  • It sure looks like a great event.When we lived in Madison, I was amazed at how fast the grass grew.  I was convinced that Wisonsin was the Dairy State because there was plenty of grass for cattle to eat.Here's a bit of off-topic trivia.  Showing Washington how true bipartisanship works, yesterday, the governor signed legislation declaring that C... Read More

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